I was away from the water for some time – 13 years to be exact. I moved to AB and lived in a busy city surrounded by the hustle and bustle, concrete, horns, sirens, couriers and stress. I would seek out any little bit of nature that I could hunkering down at parks, surrounding myelf with trees and as much non-city items as I could. It was easy to find…if you had a vehicle. I could walk to small parks around the city but it just wasnt the same. I was blessed to live and work near a large park that I would try to go to when the weather was nice. I could pretend I wasnt in a large city but I couldnt smell or hear the water that I wanted so desperately.
I, after many years of humming and hawing, moved back to my hometown in BC. I had been gone far too long. On my last visit to see my family I drove so when I was leaving I drove through the green and felt my heart tug as I left the province. For years I struggled with calling it home for various personal reasons but for some reason that feeling had melted away with time and I yearned to come back.
I love going to the beach, it doesnt matter the weather, I just want to be near the water, near the sounds and smells of the ocean. The last time I was there I took this picture. It was a chilly, drizzly day but I was so happy to be there. I gathered shells and stones as I walked with my boyfriend enjoying watching all the dogs play along the shore. There’s something about the water that makes me so happy, so comfortable and calm. Being a pisces might have something to do with it. I have no idea how I stayed away so long!
It is something that i’m adding to my ‘must-do’ list. I must spend more time there to make up for the years i’ve been away and absorb all the sights, sounds and smells around me. I have been trying to take the time to do the things that make me happy, surround myself with the people that make me happy and focus on the good things in my life.
Being near water is one of the things that makes me very happy and I’m going to take full advantage of it and enjoy every second! I am thankful that I was able to move home and that I could transplant my life back to my hometown again. It was a long stressful journey but it was worth it. Thank you universe.