I have always enjoyed keeping busy and surrounding myself with good people but there have been many times when I've needed to slow down and find a different perspective.  Whether I am reading a book on the edge of a cliff overlooking the lake or hiking a nearby mountain, I always feel rejuvenated after finding some time to escape.  Some weeks, after hours of band rehearsals and gigs, I find it is completely necessary to sit in near-silence the woods or a field to reset my ears and mind. I consider myself very lucky to have grown up in Vermont - a place where escaping into the outdoors is always such a viable option.