One thing all of you readers out there should know about me is that I am not a morning person. If you catch me at the wrong time a day without me having some black tea or coffee, I am not fun to deal with. However, I woke up at 5:30 am in order to take this picture because the Atlantic Ocean of course faces the east (lucky me). However, what was so weird about this morning though is that when I woke up, I rolled right out of bed and headed to the beach for a walk instead of debating whether to actually move. I believe this was my body’s way of saying that I needed to experience the beauty of Nature.
Like I have said before, the beach is my happy place. I love the smell of the salty spray, the sun on my face, and the consistent roll of the ocean’s waves. For me, this is a stark reminder of how beautiful our natural world is despite how difficult our lives are right now. If you have been in quarantine or attempting to, being stuck behind the walls of your home is no easy feat. Half of the time, I put turn on Netflix and I don’t even pay attention because I am so bored out of my mind, and it’s crazy to me that only six months ago I would have wanted this life. I would have wanted just to lay in bed for half a day and then bake for the other half. I would have wanted to spend a whole day watching Netflix and not have to do anything that day, but now I miss the life I once had. I miss actually being able to leave and hang out with friends in a coffee shop or being able to travel all summer long and not have to worry that every headache is a disease we really don’t know much about. Honestly though, humans do this all the time. We want to be able to do everything and get everything, so we want what we can’t have.
Eventually our Earth will renew itself into something else because of humanities environmental choices and after experiencing only a little bit of what nature has to offer I never want to give it up. Our society really takes Earth for granted and eventually we are going to lose it, and maybe our children’s children won’t be able to walk on the beach and feel the salty sea spray on their skin or the sun on their faces. I want to share my experiences with my children and then share it with their future children because this world is beautiful even with coronavirus running rabid, and I want every being, every person to experience it for as long as we continue to live on Earth.