The Lone Explorer


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I’m an extrovert by nature. I get my energy from being surrounded by people. I enjoy a crowd, a stage and the chaos of a big family. All that being said, I’m also very bad at being alone. I get lonely easily and can get uncomfortable when I’m by myself for too long.

Yesterday, I spent the day in Portland, Maine. Exploring a new city, ALONE….and it was incredible. I was reminded that along with my adventurous spirit comes a fiercely independent spirit. I wandered in and out of shops, asked locals about cool things to do and see and tried some gelato along the way.

I discovered a pathway along the coastline where I sat on a bench for about an hour and a half. With a dead phone and not a care in the world, my heart was free and it was magical.

I didn’t have a plan or a schedule and I definitely had no clue what time it was, and honestly, it didn’t matter. I sat overlooking the Atlantic ocean having quality time with Jesus. His creation continues to leave me in awe.

By the end of the day, I realized new things about myself. I surprised myself in more ways than one. I discovered new pieces of my heart, and for that I am grateful.

Cheers to you, Portland, Maine.

Cheers to joyful surprises and new discoveries.

Cheers to being comfortable being alone.

AND….

Cheers to being a forever explorer!

Ps. The day ended having fresh lobster on a dock with the tour crew.

Perfect end to a perfect day!

Pss. If you haven’t explored a new city alone, I highly recommend it!


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