Every weekend my boyfriend asks me, "what would you like to do?" "Go to the beach!," I reply with the same childish enthusiasm each and every time. The ocean to me- especially in California- is pretty amazing. You're surrounded by a busy city and mountains, yet there it is, the serene ocean.
There's something freeing about the sea. Looking out, it seems infinite, yet somehow more comforting than the endless possibilities that our lives bring us. There are so many directions we can go in, it's so easy to get lost. The people in our lives act as our compasses. Unfortunately, they aren't always as accurate as we would hope them to be.
The lesson I have recently learned is to know when to use your anchor. The tide can carry you a little too far. When opportunity and possibility drag you away from who you really are, it's when you need stability the most. The sea provides open air and nourishment for the soul, and that's really what should be the focus of what and who we surround our lives with. It’s alright to see where the wind takes you, but you have to know when to turn around.