Sometimes I sit here on this very British coast and imagine I am right back on the beautiful Catalina Island. It has the same rugged landscape and shrubs and if I look across the beautiful blue water to the mountains beyond I can imagine it's California.
What an awful tragedy has occurred with the fires and I cannot start to imagine the complete devastation that is now unfolding.
I started the day feeling a little sad but now as I sit here admiring the view, I feel very fortunate.
All is well and all will be well.... I keep telling myself.
Life isn't always black and white. There will always be parts of our life that cause stress, it could be work or family maybe both among others but anytime I get on my bike and go somewhere, anywhere away from the normal routine I realize that for that moment in time things are a bit more simple... more primal. The feeling is unmatched it's a feeling of freedom and relief. So next time you have a lot on your mind try going for a ride, drive, run, or hike. Anything you enjoy doing that takes you away. I guarantee it will help put your mind at ease and help you reconnect with a part of yourself you don't often get to enjoy.