I'm back from Australia. It was a week of exploring alone. I think that's necessary sometimes. Finding yourself in situations that you have to solve yourself. The biggest example was climbing up the highest peak of Morialto Falls when I really meant to go to the base of it instead. But realizing that going higher meant letting my heart beat faster and my muscles ache more. It also let me see the city of Adelaide from a bird's eye view, and when I came back down, I found my way into a cave. I haven't been in a cave since third grade. And, when I meditated in that cave, I let my breath slow down. That's what I've needed to do for a while now. I shouldn't have let a 8,741 mile trip be the reason to relax, but it was a catalyst for changing my frame of mind about how to move forward with my day to day.
I'm now urban exploring daily on walks. It has been my favorite form of stimulation since I've been back. Walking through Adelaide, going on buses and trains, made me see how possible it was to move in any city, even when the transportation is spotty.