When I've got a lot on my mind or a never ending list of things to do, sometimes it's nice to just take a break and wander with no destination to clear my head. I used to take destination-less drives when I had the luxury of a car, but to be honest, I quite prefer wandering the deserted streets of Manhattan at 2am.
Some of the best conversations of my life have taken place in my own mind on these walks. You can lie about your fears and desires to the rest of the world, but it's very hard to lie to yourself.
But sometimes, it's even harder to be honest with yourself. It's a difficult thing to come to terms with your deepest, darkest secrets. And it's not something that can be done when you're surrounded by distractions in the form of dirty dishes, work at the office, socializing with friends, or a crowded subway car.
Sometimes you just need silent solitude to sort through your shit.
I've made some great realizations and important decisions on these lonely walks, and I'm eternally grateful for that. I know that I often need these aimless drifts to rediscover my direction in life.... ironic, right?
What do you guys do when you need to find some clarity and peace amidst all the chaos in your lives?
Forever soul searching,