I’ll give you a hint… there’s two 🙂
I’ve started class prepping for the upcoming semester. That should help to quell my anxiety when my class starts at the end of the month. I also plan to reward myself with a trip to the sea/Galapagos when I finish my PhD. Do you reward yourself with travel? Or something else? Most of my extra money goes to travel… or my makeup collection that I never use :X
Guilty as charged.
Anyhow, there is nowhere on Earth that shows me I am “part of” more than the sea. Some people feel out of place in the middle of the water… do you? I never have. Ever since I was 3 I’ve been swimming and have absolutely loved it. Swimming in the sea (not pools) is a sort of spiritual experience for me. It’s not just a vacation. I get super protective of my time there.
I have to be out in the water.
It’s torture for me to see it but not be in it. Do you have any experiences like that? When you are so drawn to something it’s almost painful to be away? I get like this urgency to go the sea usually every Winter.
When I’m there, I’ll willingly get up at 6 am every day to be out and see the critters undisturbed before anyone else gets there. (yes that’s when sharks feed, but I still have all my limbs so whatevs…) 😉
If you haven’t experienced something so awe-inspiring or all-encompassing, I pray that you do. That you get to experience feeling small on this vast Earth and yet still know down to the very core of your being that you are a welcome part of it.