Saturday, September 22, 2012
Embrace the detours. -Kevin Charbonneau
I set out along the Great Ocean Road last Saturday. I had every intention of seeing the Twelve Apostles and checking out some falls along the way. Thanks to some rough weather and a lot of rain, most of the falls were closed. Once we reached Apollo Bay... I discovered that the Twelve Apostles were still an hour away----Looks like the Twelve Apostles are not in my cards until some other time.
The drive was beautiful. I loved every second of it. It was cloudy and it rained for half the drive. It was a winding road; some part were high above the shore line, other parts were right along side the waves. It was windy. The water was a dark deep blue. The waves crashed against the rocky shore violently. Standing out there, leaning against the wall, I just took it all in. All I could think to myself was *breathe*
You know, sometimes life doesn't pan out the way you want it to. Sometimes all the plans you have change. Sometimes all your hopes and dreams change. I honestly never thought I'd be here; in Australia. I don't even really know how it happened. Here I am sitting inside on a beautiful Saturday afternoon thinking to myself, 'what should I do with myself today'. I'm on the other side of the world with nothing but a blank canvas in front of me. For the first time, everything I used to see before my eyes is gone. I just want to be. That's it. I just want to be. I want to feel the wind in my hair, the rain on my lips and the sun on my skin. I want to be in snow up to my knees. I want the sand between my toes. I don't want a worry in the world. I just want to be happy. What is happiness?
Peace and Love <3