I’m very outgoing but I also love my introvert side. One of my passions is spending quality time with myself. I also love adventure and try to find it in everyday life. This is how I decided to go to Upstate New York and rent a cottage in Mount Kisco through Airbnb for four days, in the woods.
I organized everything and left. I planned a lot of things: advance projects, read, write, watch a Marvin Gaye documentary … of which I did absolutely nothing. I discovered that doing nothing is a very necessary art. The time should also be used to pause, listen to quality music, breathe fresh air, think, and let go.
Between the natural beauty that was around me, with the visit of the turkeys, the squirrels, and the singing of the birds and the bees, what else could I ask for? That is the source of wisdom. Where are all the laws of life.
I discovered that doing nothing is a very necessary art. The time should also be used to pause, listen to quality music, breathe fresh air, think, and let go.
Nina, my host, became my great friend that weekend. She is 60 years old and has such a playful spirit. In addition to enjoying my own world, I took time out to share movies, wine, conversations, travel memories and photos with her (she is a photographer). We also talk about art. The world is so small that I told her about an exhibition that I want to see in a museum in New York, and to my surprise, her brother is the director of that museum. We promised we would go together very soon.
With all those experiences, a great friend spent the weekend asking me how I felt. My answers ranged from light, happy, in love, sensitive, grateful, fulfilled, and refreshed. Nature does not need us, but we do. Nature is a healer. Life is simple and that the simple is wonderful, and that it is an art to know how to live life and appreciate beauty amid the chaos.
I’m back to the concrete jungle in NYC, with new perspectives, more loving, more goddess, and simpler. And I’m already planning the next adventure.