red rocks

Taking In Some Nature

This past weekend the boyfriend and I traveled up to the Sedona area for a little getaway. It. Was. So. Relaxing!

We rented a little cottage just a bit outside of Sedona (in the tiny town of Cornville) and mostly didn’t do anything. Saturday we did go over to Sedona to check out the uptown area, then went on a Jeep tour followed by a little hike around Cathedral Rock.

I grew up in a small, quiet town and will always appreciate spending brief amounts of time in places like that, but I don’t think I could ever live in a place like that again.

It’s gorgeous, don’t get me wrong. I am, and always will be, in awe of how beautiful and breathtaking nature is. Whether it’s the red rocks of Sedona, the thick pine trees of Michigan, or the white beaches of the Caribbean, it’s all amazing. And I think it’s so good for the soul to get out there and experience some nature as often as you can.

But I would go stir crazy after about a week, I think. I do love my solitude, but I like to easily go venture out into a hectic, busy, crowded environment if necessary for my sanity.

Sedona truly is breathtaking, though. We walked a trail up to Cathedral Rock and it opened up to a huge, flat stone at the bottom of the enormous rock formation and you could see all the way across to Bell Rock and other mountains/valleys. A storm was coming in to the left of us and every now and then we’d see a crack of lightning hit the top of a mountain through the drizzly rain clouds, drooping down to the Earth lazily… and we just sat there on the rock looking at everything for a little bit.

If you need to relax, I highly suggest you go sit out in nature. Find a breathtaking view, and just sit there enjoying it for at least 15 minutes. Don’t take a ton of pictures. Just look around. It will do your soul some good, I promise. 🙂

Unless you hate nature, I suppose. But that’s just weird of you, if you do.