Getting away, even if for a day or a weekend, is so important to refresh the creative spirit. Whether or not you actually work or write on this get away isn’t the valuable moment – it’s a temporary respite from the usual.
Research shows “blue space” and “green space” (the beach and the woods) do our minds and bodies good.
Having not taken a trip in the last 18 months has left my spirit in a state of desolation.
Therefore, I took a drive up the coast and landed in Cambria. Cambria is known, I think, as a beach town, but I stayed tucked away in a little cabin in the woods – I got my green space and my blue space. I didn’t write so much as I walked, explored, meandered – but it was enough. It was a gift to my pandemic weary spirit, a reset. Ending the old, beginning anew. It felt nearly normal again.
I returned refreshed, ready for the school year to begin, ready to finish another story.
Runaway. Runaway often. Near or far. Explore. Unplug.