Happy Leap Year! How blessed are we to be here another day?!?
This last month is the first of many of me being free to do anything I want without the obligation of bills and/or a job to go to. Liberating!!
So the first week I had off, I stayed in bed. Unfortunately I got sick. But it forced my burning the candle at both ends ass to slow down and appreciate where I was in life. I recognized the opportunity I was embarking on. I had been, am, and will be transforming my life into the one I choose. This is big and I appreciate the opportunity.
The second and third weeks I was productive. I canned soups for my trip, put finishing touches on my car, and packed, unpacked and packed again. I also finished my first commission piece.
I now have been on the road for 10 days. I have 300+ more to go. Which is kind of hard to wrap my mind around. So much can happen in a year and yet my mind seems to think I don’t have enough time. But what is time? It is what you make of it. So with that in mind, how have I spent my time these last 10 days?
I got my National Parks Pass and visited Hurricane Ridge. This was a fun day to explore.
On day 4, I was ambitious and went back to Crescent Lake for pictures and then to 2 different National Parks. First I went to Sol Duc Falls, where I found myself alone for over an hour. It was beautiful. Then I traveled just south of the most north western tip of Washington to Shi Shi Beach.
Shi Shi Beach was a true adventure. After a two mile muddy trail, my descent was down rope and tree roots. This led to a sandy area surrounded by trees with an opening to an amazing sandy beach. With the place to myself, I nourished my body with snacks and meditation. My reward was a breath taking sunset. I lost my shoe in the dark in the mud on the way back. I found my shoe…and an amazing sense of self.
My most emotional, empowering and freeing day so far was visiting Port Heineme. I even was blessed with witnessing a wedding in front of the memorial site while the sun set. I love love. How appropriate to end my day with love.
And this is where I leave you my friends…in love. Be fluid, ground yourself and live in the clouds. Love and hugs, Adventure Mel