The last two weeks I have been zapped by the melancholy monster. It was awful. I wasn’t myself. I wasn’t moving around much and the tv was occupying my time way too much. I am not a person to watch tv to begin with and somehow I got sucked into the couch potato routine. It was one of those times in life where you feel exhausted with emotions and just can’t seem to get motivated to do anything you normally do and like to do. Even my sculpting was put aside. I needed to get back to my clay but first I needed to get back “me”!
Then I woke up this morning, saw the blue sky outside and decided to take ride down to the beach today. The NJ November air was not as cold as it should be right now. A light jacket was all that was needed and the sun was strong with no clouds in the sky.
It was a perfect day to escape.
I hopped in the car and off I went. It was so nice to just sit on the beach and hear the ocean. I think it helped me with some of my thoughts and I tried to find some calm and peace just from the view. It is amazing how mother nature can ground me. I need to relinquish myself to her more often.
A quiet time on the beach and then a nice walk out on the jetty jumping from rock to rock — it was good exercise.
After the beach I went to the boardwalk and then to see the fish in the aquarium. Sharks, penguins, seals, eels and all sorts of sea creatures. As I watched them all swim in the tanks in such harmony it made me really peaceful. Here you had sharks with fish, and eels and other types of sea life. They were all friends and looked so happy swimming around in the tank. It just made me feel good.
I feel like I was revived and I hope it lasts .. at least a few more days. 🙂