I’ve been feeling a bit more appreciative and less anxious these past couple of days – and it feels amazing. A lot of hard work has been (and is still) put in and the benefits have just been that much more rewarding.
Part of me staying at ease has been me trying to be around nature as much as I can (walking in parks, sitting outside in our little garden, etc.); it has a mysterious way of snapping me out of societal ‘pressures’ and bringing me back to the roots of ‘life’, making me really appreciate the air we breathe and the natural, non-obtrusive beauty this world beholds. Living and working in NYC (or any other big city at that) makes ‘being one with nature’ a little more challenging. Sadly, sometimes the next best thing to an escape that I can get to around here is standing next to a tree on the busy streets- and that’s if I can find one! It becomes even more of a challenge considering we only get summer weather that all but a few weeks out here!
So in honor of inching a little closer to ‘nature’ and appreciating it with a much calmer mind, my husband and I set off for the day to Port Jefferson, Long Island. It was actually half a day, but I was determined to use all of my senses and really live in the moment.
Now, I think the last time I was at Port Jefferson was about two or three years ago. I can’t really even recall what I did out there because I took it for granted.
But that wasn’t going to happen this time. I made sure to make my visit a memorable one and not let it be another blur, especially since I feel like I went out there with a ‘new pair of eyes’ and a, truly, ‘open mind’.