This is my great escape

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The beginning of 2015 has been a surreal one. Just 20 days in and I have experienced both highs and lows. With a plan to balance it out a little, my aim is to make sure the rest of the year is focussed upon experiencing the calm in life…rather than the qualms. I hadn’t been on a spontaneous adventure for a long time and last weekend just seemed the perfect opportunity to plan one!

After a few texts back and forth with my blogging bestie Sophie, the adventure had begun! Sophie offered to pick me up in the early hours of Sunday morning with the aim of driving to a near by (ish) beach. We had a few options in mind, however being from the Midlands, there isn’t anywhere that close. Consequently, having a true YOLO moment, we quickly came to the conclusion that our hours worth of conversations about going to Brighton, should be put into action. So, that was that.

The drive in itself took just under 3 hours from where we live. This actually gave me and Sophie the opportunity to really catch up on all life had thrown at us lately, and excitedly made plans to begin turning it all around. Our positive mind frames were really aided by the joys of some pretty appropriate tunage! We sang, we laughed, we lived. And then we arrived!

Pulling into Brighton gave me the first good butterfly feeling i’d experienced in a while and just couldn’t wait to park up! After gasping at the rather extortionate parking rate, we shook it off (coincidently whilst we listened to Miss Taylor Swift, ha), and made our way to the Sea front! We strolled through the famous Lanes, oo’d and ahh’d at the cute little cafes and soon became in awe of what was in front of us.

Breathing in the Sea air and just looking out onto the waves, instantly made me feel at ease. For me, the Sea is a natural pick me up, which always seems to lifts my spirits. After taking it all in, we took some much needed memory snaps and walked along the Pier. With the fast approaching smell of hot doughnuts and crepes, we thought it would be rude not to indulge. So, after a quick sugar kick, we felt energised enough to go back to our childhoods and let loose in the Arcade, where we had some hilarious dance mat moments! (Lets just say I wasn’t happy about my chosen footwear that day). LOL.

Considering i’d never visited Brighton before, I felt at home. The day bought all the good feels and was ended with a beautiful Italian meal. Walking along the Beach also made me feel grounded, and I began to really appreciate the talents of other people. The art, the crafts and everything that was being sold around the area, seemed humble and true to their creative processes. Which to me, was quite refreshing to say the least.

Despite only visiting for the day, it had put me in a great frame of mind for the commencing week and plan on going on another adventure very soon! Even Sophie said it had been the best day of 2015 so far, so here’s to the rest of it! Roll the snaps:

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This was my great escape.