I am a city girl. I love cities, and I can’t imagine ever not living in or within close proximity of a major city. That being said, every so often I absolutely crave the balance of solitude and space and nature.
This past weekend, K and I joined some close friends to enjoy the last days of summer at a beach house on Lake Michigan. It was a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and friends over bonfires on the beach, swimming in a still warm lake, feeling warm sand in my toes, playing with a dog on an open stretch of beach and gazing at stars. Replacing TV were open views from windows onto trees and a Great Lake, conversations and laughter around a fireplace, meals gathered together around a large table and football catches in the lake.