This year has been rough in many ways, but at least I can say I spent a TON of time outside with my family. It’s much easier when there are no other options! And seriously, whether it’s a trip to the pond, a walk in the woods, or even just raking leaves in the backyard, being in nature truly works wonders for your mental and physical well-being. Winter officially begins next week, and while I’m hoping for a mild season, I’m also spending as much time outdoors as I can before the cold really sets in. Thankfully, we have some great books at the library to guide me in my outdoor adventures.