"Being in the forest is a natural state to me. It is also my preferred state. I thrive on solitude, it helps me focus and become more careful with and receptive of my environment. Quiet, the absence of noise, be it acoustically, visually or atmospherically may be my favourite quality of the forest. I strive to leave as little footprint behind in life as I possibly can; to tread lightly, so to speak. Walking in the forest is the simplest reminder on how to do that.
The forest slows me down and turns me into a more mindful, respectful, patient and humble person – the forest, you might think, turns me into a person I’d rather be and hope to be."