When I’m Outside, I Feel Free: Lessons in Creating a Future

When I’m outside, I feel free. I run swiftly down inclines steep enough that, if I fall, I’ll tumble without stopping. The injury potential forces focus, but not decreased speed. There’s nothing else to focus on except the split-second decision of where my next step will land.

If I want clarity, I leave walls and roofs behind. I use the open sky as a chance to…