Last May I decided to move out of the city into the secluded horse country called Box Canyon. At the time, life felt chaotic and transitional and I needed to re-ground myself by connecting to myself in nature. Moving to the mountains was a pretty drastic move that I wouldn’t recommend to just anyone. It took me 3 months to get situated and adjust to a slower pace of life or have social interactions with peers my age. Instead I traded that all in for hiking trails in my backyard that I frequented almost every morning, cooking at home daily, and no connection to tv or internet. My overall intention was to re-find myself so instead, I filled my time with a consistent yoga and meditation practice, reading, and journaling.
As I look back on the past year, I can definitely say that I have found my true authentic self again. Putting in the work wasn't easy but sometimes seclusion is needed to reflect, connect and quiet the mind in order to find true inner peace and connection. I feel fortunate and grateful to feel grounded in myself again and on the right path of living a life that is true to me.