minimalist approach of less is more to my free time activities, and currently focus on just two things- backpacking and aerial dance (i.e. trapeze and aerial silks). It's not that I don't enjoy other activities, but I like how it feels to specialize and be fully immersed in something. I like to geek out and take things to a PhD level.
During my vacation in Michigan and Wisconsin, I left behind my backpacking stuff, and took advantage of the opportunity to kayak and bike every day. It was fun being a beginner and not being so goal-driven.
|Paddling on Lac Vieux Desert at 5 AM.|
|Pedaling into town on a borrowed bike and stopping to see the columbine.|
On the other hand, it was refreshing to see some beautiful sights along the road and on the water. I'm certainly not about to go and buy a bike or kayak anytime soon, but I'll keep an eye open for more chances to take little vacations from my two main hobbies.
|Watching the bald eagles near the source of the Wisconsin River.|