the dark within my darkness is where i found my light 🌞
i’m not sure i’ve ever craved nature more than i do now. after being in the heart of ubud for a month. a busy little city buzzing from sun up and far passed sun down. my senses on overdrive at all times and my only escape was to the waterfalls that one day. so many have said, ‘you must have found it so hard to leave.’ and honestly, no i didn’t find it hard for the reasons listed above. it’s hard to explain why or how being someplace, like bali, could possibly be so exhausting when it’s a destination many want to travel to. and through this journey i realized how much space, tranquility, and peacefulness maine offers. and that’s not to say bali doesn’t have those qualities, it surely does, but this trip i didn’t get to experience that side of the island like my trips here before. those qualities, which i was lacking during my time on bali this go, are essential to my happiness. something i didn’t realize until living elsewhere for a month. the time away solidified my love and appreciation for this sweet little state. even if i’ve tried, and still try, to escape it. something always pulls me back.