Traveling without my Husband
When was the last time you spent time with yourself? For me, it was this past weekend when I traveled to Denver, Colorado without my husband to see my favorite band for the first time in five years.
There were times where I missed him or felt lonely, but being by myself is always enlightening.
As a brand and wedding photographer, I work with people and give my clients all I have. People do light me up, and I’m often energized and inspired by others. As extroverted as I come across, I also need time to recharge my own batteries.
Every morning in Colorado, I woke up early (thanks time zone adjustment) then went to yoga. After class, I picked a near by trail head and went for a hike.
Being alone on a trail is a form of meditation for me. Taking in the fresh air, feeling the sunshine. There’s something about being alone with nature that makes me feel whole again.
Exploring by myself also gives me a chance to reflect. There are things about myself that I love. I’m driven, passionate and always want to make the most of every moment I have. On the other side of the coin, those same things tend to make me over schedule my days and come home exhausted. Nothing will never be good enough since my standards are so high.
Spending time alone allows me time for this self reflection, which is so important. When you are with someone for so long, sometimes you begin to blend in with them. This can be good, especially in my case since my husband and I balance each other out. However, it can then become scary to spend time with just yourself.
I missed my husband like crazy, but those mornings alone in Colorado to me were priceless.
Do you love spending time alone in nature too? Here’s a blog you may enjoy about how nature resets us.