Get Paid to Exercise

The beauty of being a writer is that you get paid for doing what you love to do… well, not much and maybe, but sometimes! Yes, I love to write and some day I’ll get paid for my novels and short stories, but I also love to walk in the woods, communing with nature. So, I’ve thought of a way to combine the two.


I write articles for a local monthly news magazine, Schoolhouse Life, which features human interest stories. My walks in the woods become opportunities to seek out fellow nature lovers and interview them. I call the column, People on the Path.

DSCF4045I am amazed how easy it is to introduce myself, take their picture, and get them to tell me about why they love being out in nature. I almost passed by  two teenage boys today, thinking they’d sneer or balk. Not at all. In fact one of them was quite a ham. 

It’s like getting paid $25 to get my exercise. Woohoo!     No excuses now.




2 thoughts on “Get Paid to Exercise

  1. You’re right, of course, but I’m usually not alone and I typically approach children, young women, and oldsters ;-). And I carry pepper spray, just in case.

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