B.E.A.C.H: Best Escape Anyone Can Have 

Written: Nov. 22, 2019

I wrote this blog in attempts to find clarity and determine personal innovation. I had a few days at the beach to reflect, and I did a follow-up reflection on my initial blog. I made sure to turn in my last assignment for my one class while making sure I was ahead in my remaining class. Anyways, the overall basis for this getaway was to allow myself to feel some emotions I had been repressing. My entire coping mechanism has changed recently, and I was overwhelmed with changes, both internally and externally, that have been occurring. The thought of graduating lead me to an array of long-term goals such as career endeavors, eventually moving into my own apartment, etc. I became immersed in a tsunami when all I really needed was to watch each wave slowly crash and come back to shore with a calm yet constant repetition.

“Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.”  ~ Job 6:24

I slowed down, keeping up with classes but allotting time for activities. I ran 1.5 miles on the beach each day and walked an ecological trail in the woods that lead to a little beach. I thought, “wow, last time I was here, I didn’t take the opportunity to walk on the beach or to practice mindfulness as I listened to my breath,” I noticed GROWTH.

 “for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” ~ Philippians 2:13 

I am slowly exiting the numbness. I am leaving that period with GRATITUDE to excepting my emotions as a gift instead of a burden. I have always been one to reflect on my feelings and logic in attempts to make choices that would optimize my sense of being.

16Rejoice always, 17pray continually, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I know, when the times come, I will not enjoy the numbness or the journey, but I will have greater peace because I know I will come out stronger. 

Blessings 

Kiki

Comments

15 responses to “B.E.A.C.H: Best Escape Anyone Can Have ”

  1. Paula Short Avatar
    Paula Short

    Wonderful. I’m glad you took time for yourself and God. I too take time to slow down, I notice and observe alot differently as I age. Best wishes on your classes.

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you so much!

  2. The Eclectic Contrarian Avatar
    The Eclectic Contrarian

    It’s all about developing your testimony.

    “Testimonies are storms that break away to blue skies.” 🙂

  3. Veronica M. Avatar

    Yes girl! Honestly learning to slow down in life and accept things as they come to us is an art so worth perfecting. I’m so glad you’re finding ways to do just that and appreciate things as they come to you (:

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      It’s a process of constantly centering myself but I’m working on it! Thank you for the kind words!

  4. Tausha J. Avatar

    Hi Kiki, thank you so much for sharing your struggle. I can totally relate to how you feel. As someone that is also addicted to productivity, free time makes me anxious. I feel like I should do something productive but then I wonder if I should use my time to just be still. Ultimately, I think it’s okay to do a little bit of both. As stewards, we should use the resources entrusted to us wisely, and that includes our time so if we can do something that will contribute to our growth and development when given the opportunity, we definitely should. However, it is equally important – if not more important – that we take time to be still and make room for God. Make time to speak to Him and then be quiet and allow Him to speak to us. I hope that helps. I Blessings to you!

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you for your words of wisdom! I am learning the strength that rest and stillness provides slowly but surely. Blessings!

    2. Tina Avatar

      Wonderful and real post, Kiki. The journey is challenging with all its twists, turns and changes, for sure. I am challenged to slow down and trust God too, so I can relate. The beach is indeed a peaceful place to rest and reflect. Keep reflecting and radiating the light of our Savior. <3

      1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

        thank you so very much! <3

  5. camixdahms Avatar

    wow this blog post is so amazing and inspiring! i’ll be praying for blessings over your day!! – cami

  6. bigskybuckeye Avatar

    Kiki, thank you for sharing. Finding awesome escapes adds to the depths of our lives.

  7. Tangie T. Woods Avatar

    Awesome post. Your message is conveyed very well. I love scriptures used and must use in forthcoming blogs. Thank you for sharing.

    1. growingthroughsomething Avatar

      Thank you so much! Have a lovely day!

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