Woke up this morning – checked outside. Saw some pitiful clouds…and I thought – eh, I will wait. Let’s see how things go.
Puttered around my house and found a few things that I needed. I found one of my old cameras, and thought it would be neat to take it with. (This didn’t work out because the camera was having a shit… but, I tried!).
Around 11-ish (after digging out my backpack… packing batteries and charge cables – one can not be too careful!) I headed down to Ross Bay Cemetery. All by my lonesome!
I started on the side closest to the water. I stood by the wall, and watched the waves go up and down for a bit. Tried to avoid chatting, because I wanted it to be -just- me.
I started, and I kept going. I was there for just under 5 hours. Walked one end, to the other – and back again. It was a really nice walk.
Note, I didn’t take as many pictures as I tend to do. I took some which I thought turned out incredible. Like all of the deer I came across. I don’t think I have seen this many deer in a long time!
I absolutely loved this. I haven’t had a long walk like this since 2019. Since just before the pandemic. It was just me, my music, my phone – and taking pictures. Walking with my own two feet.
Being able to think, re-focus. That’s the important thing.
Even though it was only this time period, it gave me the downtime I actually needed. I could feel the stress just lift off of me. It’s with this pandemic what happens is, when you don’t get the “me” time, you burn out. I could feel myself burning out something fierce.
I needed to just be away from people..and to be honest – the safest place is in a cemetery. Although today there was quite a bit of people. I wasn’t expecting that.
Next time I go for a long walk, it will be the Royal Oak Burial Park. That one is much bigger than Ross Bay, and may take several trips. But you know, it’s worth it. Even if I come home in insane amounts of pain. It was -worth- it.
I know this seems like a lot to some… me putting all of my faith (well, not all!) into a cemetery walk,. But man, how refreshed I felt when I came home! It’s like, I needed to do this. I needed to just walk away from the house for a bit. On my own. Not worry about anything here (as I know my kids are safe) and just get this done.
I have other things to worry about as well, but that’s something not to worry about right now.
I can’t vacation right now due to COVID so hell, this is the next best thing. I think in a few weeks, I will be at it again. I think this will be something else I do .. I gotta be meeeee!
Tonight I spent mainly sitting down in my chair, not doing much. I couldn’t move much to be honest. My body isn’t used to all that walking. But I did it, and I am super proud of myself.