15 Dec – Happy Place

Where is your happy place?

I find that I can have all different kinds of happy places…

First, and foremost, my primary happy place is either at home – whether it be in bed, or in the bath, or on the couch. I find great comfort in doing nothing, or just chilling, or simply sleeping. I do loves me a big sleep!!

Another happy place for me is laying out in the sun – preferably on some lush green grass, feeling every single blade between my toes as it tickles my skin and the I can feel the heat from the sun penetrating the layers of skin on my face.

When I was younger, I was semi-seeing this guy (who turned out to be a bit of a psycho) (actually, I wouldn’t even say semi-seeing him… we were really only friends… he was such a hot mess though!) anyway, he lived in this incredible 4-storey converted warehouse in Fitzroy, and I used to love going over there because it was like stepping out of my entire world, and I’d find that as soon as I walked through the doors, it was like an immediate weight was being lifted off my shoulders. I’d instantly become significantly more relaxed and calm, and more often than not, would just go over there for a nap. If I was to leave work right on 5pm, I’d be there by 6pm, and even just an hour-or-so nap before dinner would be so refreshing – I felt like I’d slept for 3-4hrs instead. And I’d still go back home and sleep at my usual bed time.

The other true happy place for me is being either amongst nature, or down by the water. Something as simple as being out amongst the trees at my family’s property in Gippsland is something that I miss so very much, and a place that I really should strive to return to at least once this year (2015). Without a doubt it is the most calming place I’ve ever been to, and I miss it more than I ever thought I possibly could.

Alternatively, I love the beach. There’s something about a vast stretch of sand and a never-ending expanse of ocean before you, stretching all the way to the horizon. I hadn’t experienced that for a number of years, but when we went to Torquay for work last year (2014), it flipped a switch inside me and I connected with a dark, repressed corner of emotions that I’d been ignoring for quite some time. It was overwhelming and eye-opening at the same time, and that’s something that I need more of in my life.

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