when all else fails, escape to nature
A simple truth: in nature you find clarity and solace and, if you wait long enough, a definite sense of calm.
When home gets too stuffy and the mess is overwhelming I get in the car and go. We don’t have to drive far to find open space and I’m thankful for our local beach with its small waves and adequate shade. It was on this beach, early one morning just after Christmas, that Daniel and I agreed to this great adventure of his. Fast forward a fortnight and he’s gone. He left yesterday morning; a quick yet sad goodbye and as he drove off we shouted: “See you soon!” How am I feeling? Relieved that the highly anticipated goodbye is over, slightly shocked by the reality of 12 weeks without him and incredibly comforted by the messages of support I’ve received here and via email. Thank you!
For the past few weeks I’ve been thinking, thinking…how am I going to do this? Everything that comes to mind has a common theme: simple. This is an opportunity for me to let go of my ideals and practise simplicity on every single level. And I know that if all else fails and I feel completely at a loss, there is the beach – where the ocean soothes, the sand inspires hours of play and the children don’t fight.
So: get out, go explore (or just sit), immerse yourself in nature