My house in Tennessee was just down the road from the Applachian Trail, and I often went hiking on it to a beautiful waterfall (Laurel Falls), a bald mountaintop (Hump Mountain), and many other amazing scenes. I feel calm and refreshed away from the city noise, and hearing/watching the animals and rushing water around me. I get as excited as a kid when I spot a beaver, lizard, or hear the splash of a fish.
I cycle around town--best part is the wind blowing through my hair. I landscape and garden, basking in the sun and enjoying the fresh air.
My name is Brad. I'm 34 and can be as mature and professional as I need to be. But hanging around with my friends' kids have revived my childhood silliness...wearing a goofy hat, getting into trouble playing in walmart's aisles, and exploring the children's section of the doctor's waiting room.