It feels like every week begins and there is a long to-do list to accomplish. I have been going at this way of being for a few months now, and it’s safe to say that it’s time for a break! I still have another week until I will be greeted by my loving doggies, supportive family, and the sweet salt air. But for now, I have to focus on getting through the finish line, which is a difficult task. When I feel like the workload is piling on and there’s no way out, I find my happy place…
No matter where I am, I can close my eyes and go right where I gain clarity. I am laying back in the ocean, listening to the sound of shells rolling in the shore break and the winding of boat propellers in the distance. The water ripples dash on my cheeks as I bob up and down. The sun warms my face, and I am in a complete state of bliss.
I feel like I’ve lost this place and have been brought back to it recently. Everyday, I dwell on what was, what can’t be fixed, which in turn wastes my energy and potential to be happy with what is. Returning to my happy place reminded taught me to take a step back, because I’m not alone. Everyone has their own journey with many obstacles, and we all handle them different. So instead of letting those tests I spent days preparing for, move on. In the words of Modest Mouse: “Don’t worry even if things end up a bit too heavy we all float on alright.”
Everything is a lesson, and I can only move forward in order to improve. If I don’t let it go, then the past will eat away at my thoughts, which is not healthy. So I’m taking this thought and running with it, because life goes on, and there are so many reasons to be content with what is.
Where is your happy place? If you don’t have one, just close your eyes and think of the first thing that brings comfort and clarity 🙂