It is amazing what a little change of scenery can do. In pursuit of destiny, one can become boggled with work without taking a moment to stop, look at the beauty that surrounds, and regain focus. I am a sucka for tropical waters, beautiful trees, rocky mountains, and blue skies. Having the opportunity to breathe fresh air and embrace God’s flawless canvas keeps me grounded. I have to keep my mind at ease in order to be my most productive self and there’s no better way than to look ahead at a magical scene. Sometimes you have to get away for the best view but often times it’s right in front of you.
Travel has always been dear to my heart. I usually would make an effort to take at least two trips per year. It could be a road trip from Atlanta to New Orleans (when I lived in the A), a cruise from Miami to the Bahamas, or a week’s stay in Mexico; being a travelista kept me going and made working every day a little easier. Now that I am shifting career gears and have relocated to sunny California, every day feels like a vacation so remaining frugal is much easier. I can take a 20 minute drive to the beach, or I can go on a local hike to snap pics with my Canon (I call her Candice). Lately, if I get home at night, I sit in my car with the sunroof back (diggin’ the scene with a gangsta lean< had to do it) and just gaze at the stars while listening to music. It’s so peaceful and serene and is a perfect ending to a jam-packed day.
I encourage you to appreciate the gorgeous scenery around you. If it’s a pretty blue sky with puffy clouds, take a deep breath and thank God. Travel to a local park, pack some snacks and relax in the breeze. Go on a weekend trip to Florida or San Diego, or a week trip to Dubai or DR if you’re ’bout that life. Do not take for granted the prettiness that this earth provides and don’t limit yourself to your commute to and from work each day. Take a new route and check out new scenes. It will keep your mind fresh, stimulate your inner need for change and awaken you to a greater outlook on the endless opportunities in reach.
-Renée Nicole Gibson Twitter: disclosednative IG: ms_disclosednative