Right now I am in Seattle, Washington. Sitting at a park, near the water, watching a sunset…on my own. I flew here for a pretty awesome cause I will talk about in a later blog post. It is my first time here in Seattle. The last time I traveled by myself I went to Nashville and New York which was almost 4 years ago. I was long overdue for another trip on my own and although this opportunity kind of just fell into my lap, I was not reluctant to accept.
This past week has been quite busy for me. I’ve constantly been on the move and have had things to do. Sitting by the water in Seattle I’m only left with my thoughts. I forgot how peaceful it could be to have nothing to talk about. I have all the freedom to daydream, take beautiful photos, listen to the water, and stare into space. For the first time in a long time my thoughts aren’t scaring me. I guess being away helps. Not being home where all the stress could be is very much so needed. I don’t have any worries and I am capable of being in this moment. I realize that silence can make the world of difference. If I were home right now sitting at a beach, it wouldn’t be this calm. The worries of bills, traffic, appointments, and life itself would be circling in my head. For some reason I can’t find a thing to worry about right now. It’s not that I don’t have anything I need to get done (trust me I do) I just don’t see the good thinking about it now would do. Being away from home alone is a gift I’ve realized. A gift not many would be willing to receive. I understand traveling alone is rare and I am very thankful that I have decided to accept a gift worth opening and exploring.
If it isn’t being in a city alone that gets you to see life for what it is, I hope you find something that is. Sometimes it is much needed to take the time to do things that make you just be and not think for even the slightest moment. I hope this week is good to you.
Thank you for hanging out,
Suzy [fragile, yet fearless]