My Happy Walk

Melissa Washburn

Valparaiso, IN, US


My happy place is outdoors, and there are amazing places to hike all over the Lake Michigan/Indiana Dunes area where I live. Just blocks from my house I'm lucky to have a bike path that winds through a small wetland area alive with migratory birds, butterflies, other insects, and native plants. It's a calming, centering part of my day to walk this path and observe the changes throughout the year. On my daily walks I've added new species to my bird life list, run into friends, and improved my fitness level. All of which make me, well... HAPPY!