And in this moment, watching the sunset over the water, I felt all I needed was within and surrounding me.
Nature frequently was calling out to me. Up until recent, it was like there had been static on my end and I never picked up. In the time spent photographing the above pictured sunset, I didn’t want to be anywhere else and it didn’t matter what else was going on outside that present moment. I left camping that weekend asking myself, “how can I connect with inner peace like that on a more frequent basis?”
Shortly after I started making conscience efforts to plug into nature, I started to miss it when I was back in the concrete jungle. I did my best to appreciate the trees, sunrises, sunsets, flowers and limited wildlife, but the reality was – I felt out of place. I grew hyper aware to this feeling as time passed. What kind of action could be done to stay true to this calling?
Then, it hit me! Like an epiphany whilst driving home from work on a Friday. I COULD LIVE IN NATURE MOST ALL OF THE TIME. I just had to sell the house, find a more simple way of life, and the right location. Ok…how’s that going to happen?
I first put it out to the Universe by saying it out loud and picturing my dream. I then trusted the process with some action and put word out that I was looking for some land to rent. This was happening around March and by May the house was sold, signed off on, RV purchased, delivery scheduled, and plot secured. It was time to pare down and embrace an against the grain lifestyle to be more closely connected with nature.