As we rush our way through life, frantically darting from one task or responsibility to the next, we often forget to stop and do nothing every now and then. We forget why we are doing what we are doing. We just don’t take the time to breathe and to be present. I needed this reminder. I needed some quiet. So, I went ahead and lost myself in Deep Cove.

A couple of months ago, as you might recall, I questioned whether or not I am going through a midlife crisis. A good friend reminded me that I (likely) have more years ahead of me than I do behind me, that there is still time for me to accomplish the things I aspire to accomplish.

The challenge, of course, is figuring out what it is that I really want to accomplish in the first place. It really feels like the question of what I really want to do with my life should’ve already been answered at this point. It feels like it’s the “simple” matter of finding the time and wherewithal to do it. Maybe I’m overthinking it. Again.

If you live in a busy metropolitan area, even if you love being surrounded by the frenetic energy of the urban lifestyle, escape into nature when you can. Take the time to stop, reflect, and stare out into the vast ocean (or inlet, in my case) of possibility. Take in a moment of calm and recognize that everything will be okay.

Deep Cove was only about a 15 minute drive from my place. I have no excuse not to visit more often.

On a side note, with the noted exception of the dashcam footage, this week’s vlog was shot entirely on the Google Pixel 2 XL. You can check out my comprehensive review on MEGATechNews for more on this stellar smartphone.