Lovely Things #22

Have you ever had one of those days where you just need to escape?

Saturday morning left me full of the need to get out and go somewhere new, so instead of just daydreaming, I got up and went. I got on a bus with just me and my camera, something I rarely do, and hopped off at a country park and just went for a wander. I thought it would be a good chance to scope out any trees that might be on the turn ready for some autumn pictures. It was also a good opportunity to go somewhere new, which feels like something I rarely do these days. I've become very habitual in going to the same places and doing the same things, so going somewhere entirely new, although a little nerve-wracking when going alone, felt like a really good thing to do.

As it turns out, I just got lost.

And you know what? It was actually rather lovely. When you have no particular place to be, what’s the harm in getting lost every once in a while?
Some times, it’s a good idea to stop and wander. To get away from screens and social media and other people. When all you have to think about at that moment is which way you're going to walk next. It's a great way to clear your head, and I'm sure your body will appreciate a wander in the fresh air too. Take some time to look for patterns in the tree tops, pick yourself a path through the woods, or embrace your inner child and go hunting for conkers. It's the perfect way to reset after a busy time. I know I felt better as soon as I got outside, and I can't believe how long it's taken me to do so.

So I challenge you to go and get lost, and see where it takes you. Take a break, go somewhere new, and take some time away from the rest of the world just for you. You never know, you might just feel better for it.

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