I live a half an hour from Lake Michigan, and I often forget that, so I recently decided that I don’t ever want to take that for granted. So…a friend and I woke up at 4:45 to go see the first of the sun.
Yes, I know I don’t live on the East Side of the state, so I didn’t actually see the sunrise. But there’s still something special about being by the water before dawn, and eventually the world around you getting a little brighter. Listening to the sound of the mini waves getting bigger, and the occasional talk of the fishermen from the pier that decided to take on the morning with you.
It doesn’t matter where you live, you can always catch the sunrise. Whether it is a beach, or your backyard, or even simply watching out your window…grab a donut & a friend and go see the world wake up. Talk about life, your dreams, and slow down.
On a more sad note, since we were the first ones to greet the beach from the day before, we were met with quite a lot of trash. Just a friendly reminder to take the extra five minutes to pick up after your beach trip. ❤
Regardless, it was more than worth it. I believe in waking up early. (Well…most of the time. This girl needs her sleep.) I just love the peace that comes with taking in moments to pause and breathe. So go. Wake up early, and breathe in some life.
You are loved.