I usually find myself going on a walk at least once a day along the boardwalk or throughout my little Gilmore Girl inspired town. I find that it’s good to be outside. And when you live in such a cute town next to the beach you really can’t resist. Or at least I can’t resist. I love going on my walks. It gets me out of the house and I feel a little better about not getting to the gym as much.
Today, I went walking through the park without my phone and without my headphones to listen to music. I just wanted to be present in the moment and in nature. That’s really what my walks are all about. Sometimes I just like to add a little country into the mix while I’m doing it. But today I didn’t. It was just me and the nice breeze blowing through the park.
There was a lot of people out walking. Walking their dogs, going on a run. It’s basically what people in this town do. As a lady was passing by me she said hello, and so I said hello back. And then she said, “wow you don’t have anything in your ears or your face in your phone? How do you do it?” Then I looked around at everyone else walking by us and that’s exactly what they were doing (which isn’t a huge surprise – it’s, unfortunately, the world we live in). So I said back to her, “a lot of practice.”
She then replied, “you have to in today’s world. Good for you. Have a happy Thanksgiving.” “Same to you,” I said. Then I thought to myself, she’s right. You do have to practice in today’s world. It’s either you take control over your situation or you let the situation take control of you. So many people (mostly everyone) is just sucked into their phones and conditions that hold them back from being who they truly are.
Even though it’s a sad time to be alive, it’s always a nice day for a walk in the park.