Getting Back to Happy
Imagine picturesque views while navigating windy roads which lead to a quaint town 6000 ft above sea level. The surrounding area includes a beautiful lake with hints of the sun glistening off its waters and the homes display remnants of the winters melting snow. This was, for me, the ultimate weekend getaway.
With the many impending changes of my own life, I needed this time to get away and reflect. You see, it’s been a few years since I’ve had the pleasure of being alone. Not the “lonely” version of alone, but the relaxed, get to sit down with self and keep things 100 alone time. I firmly believe that we need time away to disconnect from outside noise and get in tune with God and self.
I took this time to dine alone and write in my journal. I came to the self-realization that outside of everyday choices, decisions, disappointments and worries, that I was happiest in this place by myself. I mean, I was comfortable eating alone. I found joy in the silence of my room as I sat by the fireplace and read. I didn't miss the noise of an incoming text or phone call, nor did I want to pick up the phone and chat with anyone in particular. I loved my own company and didn't get bored, what an experience!
Have you taken the time to check in with yourself? Are you at your happiest? What will it take to get you there, if not completely but on the road?