I recently fell in love with the bay near my house. I've gone there plenty of times before but never had this sort of feeling towards it until now. Now, it has become a place to get lost in my thoughts. I usually go everyday with my pooch.. and with a friend or two on the weekends. But more importantly.. by myself. There are parts of the bay that feel completely untouched. It gives me time to feel completely comfortable in my own skin.
It is such a peaceful place.
If you know me well then you know I don't like to be alone. I feel most stimulated among friends and around people. But this year I decided to take a different approach to feeling "comfortable" with myself and spending a lot more time on my own. I sort of realized I found validation in the acceptance of others and wanted to shed that sort of useless values. And you know what? It feels really good. Not necessarily being alone, but feeling completely comfortable with being alone. Intentionally and unintentionally. A year ago I probably wouldn't have been able to say that.
But more importantly, I have my own slice of heaven. It's lovely to know I have a place to go that looks and feels like this.
My personal paradise.