Anxiety and depression are things I struggle to keep in check on a constant basis, and it can make leaving my home challenge sometimes, so it’s helpful to have a pup that’s dependent on me for adventures. When reaching the foot of the trail, I always get this whirlwind of memories that give me all the feelings. I lost my former pup, Molly, slightly over a year ago, and Griffith Park was our special place. She was so comfortable there, like it was her own backyard. She loved finding new trails to follow and was always very insistent that we make it all the way to the top, no matter how tired she was or how long it took us. Reaching the top of the trail always makes me feel like a new person. Maybe it’s the endorphins or the fresh air, but when I get up there and look out over the city, I feel like my mind and body has hit the reset button, and I’m ready to take on anything.