Last night I took a glorious epsom salt bath in my own tub (mine for the next 6 months at least) after a long and laborious day of moving, unpacking, and cleaning. I used to take a bath almost every night as part of my evening self-care ritual, but since letting go of my apartment at the beginning of April, I haven’t.
In the past four months, in Los Angeles alone I’ve lived in Studio City, the Hollywood Hills, Koreatown, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Hancock Park, Hollywood, Venice, and now Manhattan Beach. I also traveled to Hong Kong, St. Maarten, and New York. The travel and the variety of experiences has been incredible, unforgettable in fact, and I’m stepping into a new phase with some important realizations in this ongoing exploration of life. One, when you take a leap of faith the Universe is always there to support and guide you, as long as you’re willing to tap into that guidance with love and trust. I have so much gratitude for everyone that made this time a possibility for me. Secondly, having a home base is very important to me.
It’s kind of a curious thing, as I grew up moving around quite a bit and can’t say I actually have a hometown or that I’m “from” anywhere in particular. I believe that contributed to me being a highly adaptable human with an ability to feel at home almost anywhere. I also adore travel and want to explore the world forever. Yet, having a place to come back to, to come home to between travels, during chaotic times, or simply at the end of a long day that feels welcoming, familiar, and contains the aspects of me that I hold dear is something that I don’t want to be without.
There are two contradictory sayings: “absence makes the heart grow fonder” and “out of sight, out of mind.” You never really know until that thing, that person, or that experience is far away from you which one applies to your particular circumstance. Now I know that as much as I want to roam, wander, be free and explore, I still want the grounding force of a home base to come back to.
If there’s something in your life that you feel you might be taking for granted, or you feel a desire pulling you away, how can you step away and gain perspective? It could even be a few days out of town on your own to remove yourself from your situation, just be with yourself, and reflect. If you have a strong desire to do something out of the ordinary, can you just do it? Please share you thoughts in the comments below.
As humans we enjoy comfort, routine, and stability, but we also crave adventure and change. Everyone has a different balance that makes them feel good, but I do believe we need some of each. And when we can find the unique formula that works best for us, we’re better able to know in our hearts what is most important, what we want to hold on to, and what we’re willing to let go of.
Enjoy the ride,
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