It has been six months to the day from when I first started my new job here in Binghamton. Six months! I cannot believe it has been that long already, yet it also feels like it’s been longer. Such a strange feeling knowing that at the beginning of the year I had no idea what I was doing, where I was going to end up, or even really what I wanted, and yet here I am now pretty flippin’ happy with where I am and what I’m doing. I am just so in love with life and just so incredibly happy. It’s such a cliche but I feel freer now that I’ve learned to let go of control when it comes to certain things in my life. Apparently, the more you try to control things the less control you actually have.
And breathe I do, usually in the form of Sunday Funday alone time while hiking. This past Sunday I managed to make it out to Letchworth State Park, known as the Grand Canyon of the east according to my friends out here. I was hoping to still catch a glimpse of the fast falling orange and red leaves before winter comes and takes them all away. Instead I got lucky and got a taste of fall and winter in the same trip!
I “hiked” the Gorge trial, which is a 7 mile trail, one way. The reason I have “hike” in quotations is because I actually only did about 1 mile…round trip. Not that this was intentional! I actually wanted to hike a bit more but I couldn’t figure out where the trail continued…so I’ll have to do this again next time, but probably not until next year.
I’m not sure if it’s apparent in the picture, but it was actually snowing! 😀
Grey though it may have been, the colors were still INCREDIBLE!
Eventually though the sun couldn’t help but peek its head out…and then out came a rainbow!
Once I realized that I couldn’t figure out where the trail continued and saw that it was time to go home, I sadly had to backtrack.
By car though, I managed to find where the trial continued so I know where to go next time! I also managed to catch this view before my drive home!
Out of all the pictures I took that day though, this one below is by far my favorite. It is just SO BEAUTIFUL. 🙂