In about a week I will be flying off to Brisbane. This trip will be my first travel trip that I will blog about and I am looking forward to it. Shortly after that my adventure will continue as I travel to Muscat, Oman on exchange and stay there for 6 weeks. During that time you will receive regular updates on the trip itself as well as first hand tips from me!
However, in this post I would like to talk about the beach. I live about a 15 minute drive from the closest beach, which really is not that far. I have never really thought about the beach outside of a place to go in summer, but it is much more than that.
Over the passed few days I have been at the beach a lot more than usual and I have realised why I come to like it so much. Whenever I am at the beach, there is always other people there (at least when the weather is good). These people are always out having fun. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sad person at the beach.
Instead of being inside, cooped up with technology (which don’t get me wrong I love) they are outside, smiling, laughing, splashing each other, building sandcastles and just enjoying the feeling of being completely happy if only for a few moments.
I am lucky enough to live in a country where the beaches are picturesque and look like something from a travel magazine.
I have decided that next time I go to the beach I am going to take more time to really appreciate the beach side community. The vibrant and safe place that allows children to build sand mansions and castles with drawbridges and moats. A place where adults can relax under a tree with a book or play soccer on the sand. A place where people can go to exercise or do yoga or simply just to separate themselves from the rush of their day to day lives.
This is my own story with the beach, but I am sure everyone has their own. So if you have a story from the beach or a favourite beach that you have been to feel free to comment down below and you may be featured in an upcoming article.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and maybe next time you go to a beach think about what the beach means for your community.
Maddy (theauthenticlifeismine) X