Humans of the Outdoors: A Call for Entries

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One of my favourite forms of “research”, when it comes to getting outside, is reading other people’s stories. I like gear reviews, I enjoy how-to posts, I pour over lists of dos and don’ts, but what I’m really after is that personal connection. I want to know that someone else out there, someone like me, went on a similar trip and had a great time, or bought this particular item and loved it. I want to know that other people take their dog on as many adventures as we do, and I want to know how they do it. I want to know that another new mom and dad are trying to maintain an outdoor lifestyle with a new baby in tow, and that it’s not as hard as it looks. Really, I just want to know that I’m not alone.

Speaking of not being alone, I can’t possibly be the only one craving these stories, these connections, right?! Based on the success of such a movement as Humans of New York, I would say the need is universal. And, in an ode to such an incredible movement, I’m proposing a series of posts about us, the humans of the outdoors.

Humans of the Outdoors- A Call for Entries - mamanonthetrail.com

Share your story. Be part of a bigger narrative.

I would love to read about your adventures, everyday or extraordinary! And I would love to share your stories with the world, or at least with my growing community of followers and fellow humans of the outdoors. So, if you spend any time outdoors and want to tell me about it, please fill out the form below and you’ll be featured in a future blog post. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been hiking for years or started cross-country skiing this past winter, I want to hear your story. It doesn’t matter if you have dogs or kids or friends or no one that you get outside with, I want to hear your story. It doesn’t matter if you live for the outdoors or simply like to spend some time there, I want to hear your story. We all have a story to share, and someone out there will feel a little less alone for it.

Please join me in weaving a collective narrative by and for the humans of the outdoors.

Humans of the Outdoors- A Call for Entries - mamanonthetrail.comClick here to access the form! Or see below.

Sometime after completing the form, you will receive an email from me with a few follow-up questions based on your responses. I am so excited to read all about you and your outdoor adventures!

And at any point in time, use the hashtag #humansoutdoors on Instagram to be featured on my feed.

Humans of the Outdoors- A Call for Entries - mamanonthetrail.com

16 thoughts on “Humans of the Outdoors: A Call for Entries

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  11. Monica Post author

    Everything seems to be working well with the form now – I’ve re-attached it and no one has reported an issue since. Thanks to the numerous people who have submitted a story so far!

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  12. Kari

    the form is not really letting me get very far! I’ve written a bit for you, but I don’t think it will let me finish. Just wanted to let you know I didn’t abandon your line of questions

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    1. Monica Post author

      I think I might take out the embedded form and just leave the link, you’re not the first person to find an issue. Thanks for letting me know!

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  13. Tara

    Hi Monica,
    I tried filling out the form, but I don’t know if it worked. After I hit submit, I got an error message. Let me know if it didn’t go through.

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    1. Monica Post author

      THANK YOU for filling out the form and letting me know about the error. That’s odd, I’m not sure what happened there. It did not come through. I’ll email you!

      Reply
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