Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I am outta here again! Well, not immediately and right now, but my annual Beach Bumming Galore get-away is coming up and y’all, I CAN’T WAIT. My mental health has been all over the place lately, I at times am totally scatterbrained and can’t even remember where I put the pen I was holding five seconds earlier. I am also still dealing a lot with fatigue, but there’s something in the pipeline come fall, and to be honest – I am totally okay with it. I do not want to go into all the deets right now, though, so please understand that.
But since self care is my top priority, I will be heading to my Happy!Place soon and relax. I need a little time out from the humdrum of the Big City (don’t get me wrong, I love this city which I have always called home), from feeling stressed about nothing and everything at once, from being constantly annoyed and all that.
The beach and the Baltic Sea have that super-relaxing effect on me, and Poseidon knows, I am looking forward to unwinding there. Sitting in the sand and looking out at the sea, listening to the waves and the seagulls, feeling the salty air on my skin, and the sand underneath my toes … it has done me some good in the past, and it sure will again now. For me, this is also a wonderful kind of therapy, maybe even the best one.
And yes, I will be traveling solo, but that doesn’t matter to me AT ALL. In fact, the introvert in me prefers traveling on her own, and to be fair, I will be staying in a four bed dorm room (with some other girls) in a hostel. For a couple of days only, this is doable. Even more so since I intend to be out and about most of the time anyway. Keep the social interaction to a bare minimum, basically. 😉 But who knows – maybe the room mates will be super fun, too? 🙂
I am really looking forward to my little time out, to calm down and the storm inside. Regain my sanity, in a way. I am still in some kind of relapse, and I will be taking the time I need to FULLY recover. Because last year, I definitely rushed into things and look how that backfired… 😦 It ain’t pretty but part of my journey – wherever it may take me. I’ll just continue my way, even if there will be detours, dead ends, crossroads, … all that jazz. I know it’s a long and winding road, but Rome wasn’t built in one day, either, and I AM a work in progress.
So yeah, my little time out couldn’t come at a better time. I am in dire need of Vitamin Sea again, free my mind, to recharge those batteries again. To experience this sense of being CAREFREE again, to feel ALIVE, even. Therefore, it cannot be a bad thing, if I go to my Happy!Place at the Baltic Sea again then, right? 🙂 And since I will be taking my camera again, there’ll be photos. And short videos on IG. You know where to find me. 😉
Having this opportunity to have a little get-away coming up feels good, truth be told. It’s something else I can hold on to, to look forward to. And I am convinced we all need those things in life, no matter how big or small, we find peace and joy in. Something that puts a smile on one’s face, especially when things are bleak. Whatever it is that brings YOU joy, embrace it. Hold it close to your heart. And don’t let ANYONE take it away from you, promise?