Day 25: “Rustic” living is the key to rejuvenation.
Let me revise the definition of rustic here and add a caveat: I have spent many a childhood trip sleeping in a sleeping bag. BUT. In this particular case, I ventured outside of the city to a friend’s home. This beautiful setting came complete with zero cell phone service, chickens and a very large garden that one could use to open a restaurant.
I appreciated the serenity.
We picked raspberries, laid on hammocks, ate fresh veggies from the garden, engaged in conversation with hens, swam, went on walks and rode bikes while surrounded by spectacular views.
I had almost forgotten how much I used to love bike-riding. Around 7th grade, I traded in bike-riding for rollerblading and the rest is history. Getting back out there hit the spot and I am happy to report was excellent exercise.
Getting away from it all? Awesome.
I wanted to add a quick thought before I proceed with the initial 31 days of Awesome. When this project began, I was aiming to find exciting activities and engage myself as much as possible with new experiences.
While I am still engaging in new activities, this journey has taught me that Awesome is also about finding the great things in everyday and learning that simple ordinary experiences can be AWESOME and leave you with a glow.
More than anything, connecting to yourself during your everyday is about the journey. I think I learned this lesson early on as an athlete. My time on the ice everyday, pounding through programs and practicing jumps was my favorite part of the sport. Competing was excellent. But the journey to get there was the reason I pushed myself.
Looks like the same principles apply to your everyday life. Enjoy the journey!