During the Spring of 2020, I was cooped up like everyone else and going stir crazy. I had already been struggling with my mental health and the pandemic made it 10x worse. My depression and anxiety were debilitating. As a last resort, I started hiking some trails near my house. The more I hiked, the more I loved it and felt better about myself. I started a hiking review account called @chubbyhikerreviews for people like me who are out of shape but want to get out doors. Nature doesn’t care what you look like and I enjoy using my platform to share this message. My advice to anyone struggling with mental health would be to find the light in the darkness. Find that one thing that creates a spark in your soul and invest in it. I may not be “cured”, but through the healing power of nature I am more able to cope with life.