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#bergloper is the Afrikaans word for a wanderer.. a mountain walker.. Tolkien wrote “not all who wander is lost…” When I started on my hiking journey I was lost.. lost to the world.. lost to myself. I could not find my reason for living. In a desperate attemp to escape my fake reality I ran to the mountains. I just wanted to get away from everything and everyone.. wanted to be alone and not hear from so many well meaning friends “just believe… everything will work out.” I believed but was not free.. not happy..  struggling to cope with the loss of loved ones… fighting my own demons of wrong decisions made and the consequences of them. Locked up in a self imposed prison of unforgiveness… not toward other people… but to forgive myself… to set myself free. It was on a mountain top where I realized what freedom.is… that the key to my prison doors was in my own hands. Now the words of Tolkien ring true in my ears, my heart, my spirit… I am free… my blog is me sharing my journey, my discoveries, my life lessons learned… the mountains talk to us if we just dare to listen… Lowveld Hikers is a dream that was conceived in a mountain, was born in new found freedom, and now I am living my dream. I am #bergloper.. this is my journey… what do I do for a living… I live for a living…

 

 

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