The beach is so therapeutic!! It helps me reflect upon my life. Trauma is hard to release but even harder to live with. Acceptance of self comes from the release of our pains. Here in lies the gift of recovery. Be patient, your “day” is coming. You have what it takes to be as happy as you dream of being.
A few weeks ago, I realized I’d not been to the coast the entire summer. So, seeking to remedy that, I reached out to a dear friend who’s beach cabin I’ve stayed at before for a solo retreat. So, that’s where I am this weekend. I took Niko The Wolf with me, so it’s a different kind of solo than last time. He deserves an adventure! He’s never seen the ocean, that I know of... The intention for October was to restore balance to my life, and this retreat, ALONE and doing whatever I want, is tipping the scales in favor of that restoration. On my drive here (and my goddess, the beauty of that drive, be still my heart!), my streaming audiobook suddenly cut off because I was driving through a no service zone. I had already been frustrated because I’d gotten a new phone but my music wasn’t downloading. I had fantasies of singing my heart out on the way here, and so settled for an audiobook...so of course, I was a little annoyed. But, I am, if nothing else, the queen of lemonade making and silver-lining finding...so I said to myself (and Niko), “I can make music!” And so I did. I was still able to sing my heart out, and this time to it’s own beat and it’s own tune, instead of another’s. So with this in mind, I am signing off till Sunday night. I brought more books than I can read, more paper than I can write on, and the biggest sketchbook ever and so many colored pens. I have tea, coffee, root vegetables, eggs and sausage, and just a bit of dark chocolate. And, I have the ocean...miles of coastline to walk. Oh, my sweet Mama Ocean, how I have missed Thee.
What else is more to a life well-lived but morning road trips, indie music, car heat on your hands as you drive, hot coffee, sandy snoots, and off leash time...? I mean, that’s just about it 🤷🏽♀️ Just #woke to the secret to happiness y’all, give her a whirl — #fulltimetravel#womenontheroad#adventureholic