As this quarantine and virus time continues, it can be so easy to keep saying "I can't wait to do this!" or "I miss this!"
That is completely normal.
If I have learned anything during this month long quarantine it's that I live a very lucky life. I could fill this post with lots of things that I haven't been able to do but instead, I am going to share some things that I have been lucky enough to enjoy doing.
Today my best friend Rehanon and I met each other half way between our respective cities so we could go for a walk. We live over 1.5 hours from each other but she suggested we meet half way and enjoy a walk together. She has been craving nature and I could use the break from the daily routines. It's definitely a change to see your best friend and the first thing you do is wave from a distance.
As time goes on, I have adjusted to these changes and I am happy to help do my part in order to keep this virus from spreading. We walked apart from each other but it was so nice to talk to someone who gets me. It was nice to feel sunshine on my skin, smell the water and hear the birds chirp. We brought along our cameras so that we could document these moments.
We met at York River State Park in Williamsburg, VA. I had only visited here once before and had barely touched the surface of everything it had to offer.
When we arrived, it wasn't too busy. There were definitely group of cyclist out enjoying the great weather but overall, it wasn't packed.
We walked one of the smaller trails and then stopped for lunch on the water.
This was medicine for my soul.
We walked around the park a little longer and then decided to go for a bike ride at my house. She walked with each one of my teenage daughters, which was so good for them. This time has been so challenging for so many teens lately. Everything changed in an instant for them. Thankfully, they can still call and video chat their friends to keep in touch.
We biked just over 7 miles and then she headed back home.
The time we spent together was so healing.
We exercised, we shared stories and we enjoyed nature. I am so thankful for this time spent together.
Times are tough and emotions can change in a second. It's important that we feel these feelings and process them in a way that works.
I have found that taking walks, running or just exercising on my peloton indoors has been a form of therapy for me lately.
I've planted a garden and waste less food. I've also cried and started things over for the 300th time. It's all about finding your own balance.
Go outside. Breathe the air. Feel the sun. Listen to the birds.
Enjoy life today.
“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.” —Eeyore