When February the 1st starts out with a drive through the countryside with the top down (ahem) - you know it's going to be a great day. And it was.
Living in the heart of London I am probably overstimulated and over-saturated more than I realize...the city can be demanding (as well as my schooling), and that's partly why I love it so much. I love all that's going on around me be it the movement of traffic, the several languages I hear in a day, the hustle of people on the walks and in the tube stations...there's always something going on, except calm blue oceans.
I love the pace of life here. It's a good rhythm for me and I feel like London and I are a great fit.
But every once in a while you need to get away. And so I embraced the chance to do so!
Walking along the White Cliffs of Dover for a several hours was magnificent (you could even see France!). It had been very stormy the night prior so there was a strong gale the entire walk. But that didn't lessen the joy of being out and away from the city for a few days.
It's something that everyone needs every once in a while (and probably more often than that) - we all need ways to escape, mentally and physically - escape and rejuvenate. I feel that as a creative mind, allowing myself to leave my craft or the current project I am working on for a time - even a short one and do something freeing and (possibly) unrelated helps me focus when I set myself back in the saddle.