Sometimes, you just need a break, in a beautiful place, alone, to figure everything out.
Last weekend I had the urge to take a drive. I was in need of the kind of clarity that can only be found in solitude.
Solitude is the enjoyment of your own company. It gives you space to reflect without distraction or outside influence.
I recorded this video about my trip and I wish it wasn't 10 minutes long but since I have no knowledge of video editing, it is what it is.
I could have called up a few girl friends and pulled together a last minute Sunday brunch and talked out all the things that were on my mind over a carafe of bottomless mimosas but that would have just been a distraction.
Sometimes you simply need solitude.
First stop. Zilker Park. Austin, Texas.
I was serenaded by Woody. Apparently he can be found playing his guitar and harmonica on any given Sunday in the park.
I found peace and broke in my hiking boots at The Slab. Marble Falls, Texas.
14 hours and 500-ish miles. Longest day trip I've ever taken in my life.
I love that I have the freedom for days like that. I love that I date a guy who supports and respects my desire for independence and I love that I have friends who would gladly hop in and tag along for the ride.
Thanks for loving all my crazy.