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at the seaside

I’ve been struggling to write this post for too long. But today, while sitting on a park bench in Cesenatico, Italy, the words finally came. You see, I’ve had a surprisingly momentous week. I don’t always talk about the personal things going on in my life here on the blog, though sometimes you’ll get glimpses on my public Facebook. I try to share when I can, but with so much of my life public, it’s also nice to have a bit of privacy. I love blogging and if you haven’t noticed by now, I usually don’t shy away from injecting my personality into my travel stories. This blog aims to be not just another useful travel resource, but also (hopefully) fun, interesting and unique.

Regardless, I don’t always put my emotions onto paper (or the keyboard, in this case). I think I’m usually quite a private person—perhaps surprising considering the public nature of this blog. But I’ve always struggled with sharing emotions. Not really out of a fear, but more likely this crazy idea I have that I’m sometimes a burden. In most instances, I can talk lots about myself. But at the same time, I’m definitely aware of what I’m doing. I love attention, yes, (I’m a blogger, after all), but I’m also quite capable of turning it off and just being.

Just being.

at the seaside

It sounds pretentious, I know. And I’ve written about it before. It’s just sometimes I feel this need to disconnect. To disconnect from technology, from people, from my surroundings. To find quietness and to enjoy solitude. For what it’s worth, I usually need noise and distractions and other people around. But then there are times when the noise becomes too much. When my mind races and there’s just too much. Just too much.

These past few days, past few weeks, have been like that. There were too many ideas. Too many problems. Too many changes. Too. Much. Noise.

There were good things and there were bad things. But, you know, with changes come many questions, self-doubt, stress, sadness, frustration and a million other words. There were sad days and happy days. But not today.

Today, I was at the seaside.

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The seaside will always be a special place for me. It doesn’t matter, the sea. It’s the smell. The sounds. The solitary beauty. There are few places in the world where I can turn things off. Not just my phone, but my mind. A place where I can stop to think, where I can stop to be. It’s my special escape secret: Go to the sea. Be at peace.

Today I’m at the seaside and it is wonderful. Where do you go for those special escapes?

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View more photos from Cesenatico, Italy here.

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  1. George

    Being on the seaside I feel special. It refreshes mind. I must say it invokes our creativity from within. Every seaside has its own unique features that makes it different from the rest of the others.

    • So true George. I’m by the seaside today (In the Algarve of Portugal) and can’t help but feel creative yet again…

  2. I love nature as im unble to experience in this polluted metropolitan city, I would love to live at th side sea

    • I’d love to live at the seaside as well – it’s definitely my peaceful place

  3. Photos are fabulous! Thanks for sharing. The seasides attract me so much all the year round, but especially when it is winter in my city…

    • Glad you like the photos Irina!

  4. Hi Adam

    Wow! How nice to finally find someone who blogs,writes and see’s the world as I do. I love your post on the Sea Side adventures.

    I have been blogging and writing for some time, but my latest venture is the first to finally feel right.

    Please have a look at us: ceecestaxi.wordpress.com (We’re also on Twitter @Ceecestaxi )

    Would love to chat further via email, as I am hoping to do some more travelling starting as early 2015 as possible. :-)

    Would love to have coffee sometime, if we happen to cross paths :-)

    #Rawesome

  5. Joshua

    Hey Adam!
    Amazing post, and I totally agree, as a blogger it is incredibly important to just get away. There is no better place then the ocean!
    Keep up the amazing work!
    Josh

  6. I love the seaside for just being too but sadly don’t live close enough. With the winter encroaching in the UK I love going for a bracing walk to lift my spirits. Whether it’s a walk across the rolling countryside or in the woodland the Autumn colours (red leaves and bushes laden with berries) and fresh air helps boost the soul.

  7. First off I’d like to say great pics. Yes, being by the sea I feel the same way. Currently I live by the beach so try to go down as much as possible.

    • Thank you De’Jav. I only ever lived within walking distance of a beach just once in my life and it was such a great time of my life – make sure you take advantage of it while you can!

  8. I hear you on the noise. Back home now, I’m having a slight panic attack thinking of all the work that needs to get done. The sound of waves washing against the shores could help now:)

    • Hey Sofie – It was so, so, so, so great to meet you and get the chance to hang out with you last weekend! I’m really glad we were able to connect. Let’s meet again soon – maybe by the seaside :)

  9. Ron

    Great photos, Adam.

    • Thank you Ron!

  10. I feel the same way about the sea. Best place to simply exist.

    • I really do wish I lived closer to the sea – it’s so important to be near it every now and then.

  11. Great photos. Hope you get some much-needed clarity. The seaside is great for that.

    • Thanks Natalye – You’re right – the seaside is definitely great for finding clarity… xoxo

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