That being so, returning to North Carolina is as tantalizing right now as some of my first travels away from there were. Anticipation understates the feeling. Stoked to see my best friends and the ever-growing city of Raleigh. Stoked to spend time with my mother and family, skate the familiar skateparks, drink for the sake of the visit, and tell stories of “those times” in Wilmington. Stoked to connect with people and stoked to spend quality time alone.
Life is beautiful; therefore, the physical place where it started will always serve as an influential place for one's soul. There, whether positively or negatively, a connection to energy, landmarks, or memories will carry so much more influence in your thoughts.
I hope that anyone and everyone reading this has a positive spiritual experience this month, religious or non-. I hope that each person with the ability can appreciate the environments they find themselves in. And most importantly, I hope that these experiences bring some sort of lasting positive change inspired by this end-of-calendar-year reflection. *I’m not speaking of “New Year’s Resolutions”, but if they serve the same purpose for you, Right On.*
Happy holidays, whatever that means to you. This giving season, give yourself the gift of time to ponder, realize, and improve.
- 7Ply Epic