Last week, I fled to the Oregon Coast because I just couldn’t be in my apartment any longer and needed literal space. It’s a first-world problem for sure but my brain was stuck – and it needed to get unstuck because there is a lot to figure out.
The ocean views, chilly, moody fog, stunning sunrises and sunsets and feel of sand under my feet were magical. It was also delightful to have new scents: the fresh cedar shingles at the hotel and the slight saltiness of the ocean air. I slept with the doors open so I could listen to the ocean waves. It got cold but was worth it.
I also walked on the beach every day and took in the sunrises and sunsets. I could do this anywhere, any day, which made me ask: “Why do I need to be somewhere else to really appreciate what’s available every day?”