Friday, 3 pm, it’s time to turn off my computer, grab my bag, phone and sunglasses and jump into my father’s car. A couple minutes later we’re by my mother’s work, she’s a bit late but after just a few minutes she’s already in the car as well. I share my location via Messenger with my boyfriend, we’re on our way to him. As we park by our home, I quickly run home, grab my backpack, sheets, pillows and we both bring our stuff to the car. This is it. We’re on our way to the seaside.
I wasn’t in peace with myself lately. There are so many things going on in our lives every day and there are so many issues we have to solve. Well, it’s like that not for everyone, I hope you’re one of those lucky peeps who can live your daily life without a headache. However, even though I love my job and every other aspect of my life, I’m always rethinking the things that have happened and solving problems in my mind. As you can imagine, it’s not an easy task and after some time it feels like it’s simply too much for me to handle. This time, it was too much for me.
This weekend I decided to escape from everything, especially from my minds, and therefore I suggested my boyfriend and parents to go to the seaside. I wanted to spend some time in nature, away from all the duties, home care, city, and simply enjoy some slow time with the ones I love.
Those couple of days were like a much needed mental detox. There were no decisions I had to make, except the ones when I had to decide whether I want to dive into the sea or should I do that a bit later.
The time is passing slowly when you’re on vacation and the only plan and goal is to have a rest. There’s no schedule, no tasks that must be done, nothing. And you know what? During those days of completely slow living, I wish I could spend every day like this. With no rush, taking things as they are, listening to myself and living with the rhythm of nature.
Seaside Can Heal
For me, a seaside is always a mesmerizing place. It doesn’t matter when or where I’m visiting it, each time it takes all the troubles away and cleans my mind from all unnecessary thoughts. I could spend hours just being by the sea, watching its waves change and appreciate every moment there. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why it’s impossible for me to rush when I’m at the seaside. It simply slows me down and makes me enjoy the present.
We went for long walks, read books, sunbathed, swam in the sea, ate delicious food, and had a great time together. I feel so well again, full of energy, ideas, and motivation. We’re on our way back home now and I’m feeling so grateful for those couple of days we had together. It was all I needed to get back on track.