After the breakup, one of the main things I was concerned about was how I was going to continue living my life outdoors. My ex was my adventure partner. He helped plan things. He challenged me. He took me places. Being in the outdoors became part of my identity, but without him — was I going to be able to keep it? The answer was yes. 100% yes. It just took me some time to figure that out. It wasn’t easy though.

I felt alone at first and a bit lost. I wasn’t sure what friends to turn to. I…

Sylvia DeMichiel

Mental Health. Outdoors. Trying to Figure Out Life.

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