Lately I’ve been feeling very nostalgic. From postcards sent by old friends to Facebook memories popping up on my newsfeed, I’ve had several moments of deja vu this past week.
I have also noticed many parallels in my life. Over the weekend I spent some time with one of my girl friends, having lunch in Cambridge, walking through Central Square and across the Charles River to the Back Bay. It reminded me of summer days from five years ago, when my best friend Rachel and I spent the our days on Grand Traverse Bay, chatting over lunch on Old Mission Peninsula roaming downtown TC.
Life is better on the bay.
Being on the water, and with a good friend who just gets me, is so healing. I have noticed a lot of similarities between my life in Boston and old days in Traverse City, which have brought me peace and sent me a reminder that I am on the right path.
It was the summer of 2012; I was enjoying life, the simple things and focusing on myself and my female friendships. It was around that time when I began waking up early each day to take pictures of the sunrise, spent my afternoons kayaking, posted daily on my blog and had a job I enjoyed. Life was good.
Somewhere along the way things got chaotic, and I know that my insanity with men, dating and drinking was the root cause. When I step outside of my spiritual connection and begin to try and control everything, I’m left feeling restless, irritable and discontent. I need to remember this.
Living beautifully, one day at a time, is crucial to my everyday happiness. No matter what the outside circumstances, I’ve learned to be happy just as I am. This is a daily practice, and it’s definitely not always easy; but by developing a connection with my higher power and slowing down, I can live a peaceful life despite what is going on around me.
“We can not control the wind, but we can direct the sail.”