Our Pathfinders series is a collection of guest posts from Adventurers all around the world. If you'd like to contribute, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Today's post is by our friend Courtney Steeves.
Two years ago I moved to the "Big City". I was so excited. Growing up in a small town, I had this idea that moving to the city was going to make all of my dreams come true. In a way, it did. This city is filled with such energy and creativity that it allows me many opportunities. For this I am thankful. However, now that I live in the city, I cannot help but miss the stillness and quiet of the countryside.
There is something so special about a quiet place. A place where you may be the only person for miles. A place that forces you to be close to nature. A place to gather your thoughts. You find yourself in these places. You are simply you, living in that moment and taking in whatever beauty surrounds you.
I now escape down long winding roads to open fields and still forests. My bags are always packed and my map is always open. These quiet places allow me the moments I need to collect my thoughts.
It is by exploring a place that reminds me of how big our world really is and of how small we really are, that I find inspiration. I find inspiration for my writing, my relationships, my way of being. Find a place that makes your heart full and run towards it. Having a place that gives you clarity and peace is so incredibly important.
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