Sometimes we all just need to get away. Get some time to refocus and be able to put things into perspective. And that's okay. In a time when we are all so attached to our gadgets, sometimes we can't imagine life without them but then we get little opportunities to fall out of reach for a little bit and rather than being detached from the world, we are slowly re-attaching to our true selves. Don't get me wrong, I am just as attached to my phone as the next person but sometimes it's nice to put the phone down and be able to experience moments like this.
I have always wanted a tire swing in our back yard as a little girl and even a 'duyan' (hammock) in my bedroom but alas, it wasn't so realistic. So the years go by and I forget about those childhood wishes until I find myself in front of one and rather than jumping at the opportunity to go for it, I was more worried about my clothes, my hair, getting wet and whatever else girls worry about.
At the time these issues held me back but after some coaxing from my boyfriend, I realised that all those issues were so superficial and easily mendable. So I hopped on.
And he was right, It only took 2 seconds of being on that tire swing to remind me how fun it is to let my hair down and let loose. With every push, all my worries flew away and it was just me and that tire swinging to my heart's content.
Now if you ask me to get back on that swing, my answer will be an instantaneous yes and I hope that sharing this small memory with you will encourage you to let go of some inhibitions you place on yourself and live in the moment! After all, you only live once right?