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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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