In my last post I talked about embarking on new journeys, facing fears and pushing myself out of my comfort zone into new and different directions. That involved heading out to Maryland for about a month, the longest I had ever been away from my immediate family, my beloved Los Angeles and all its gluttonous eateries.
Well, now I’m back – all in one piece – and I figured it’s only right I do a follow up post, especially when I had such a wonderful and empowering time out there.
I’ve heard people tell me about the importance of travel before and knew it had to be great, but now I really get it.
From being able to spend more time and cultivate relationships with parts of my family I hardly ever see, to the beautiful landscape and cultural differences, it was like an attack on all the senses.
I made the most of it too, switching up eating and exercise habits and walking more in 30 days than I ever did before. I learned what state to state really meant as I went from Maryland to Washington D.C. (don’t worry, I know it’s not a state) and Virginia, then Delaware, Pennsylvania and more. It was an unforgettable time, made possible by the hospitality and support of my awesome East Coast fam.
Being out there as long as I was made the experience that much richer, with plenty of time available to go through the whole gamut of emotions and to soak up the history, relaxation and new lessons I was learning.
It’s safe to say I left there with a definite second wind, a renewed energy that has me excited to not only make the most of my opportunities here in LA, but of all the great possibilities available to me, period. So here’s to great new chapters waiting on the horizon, complete with new friends, family and adventures. Cheers.
Oh yeah, here are a few great memories, in photo form (scenery first, food second).