Before I sat down to write this post, I mused on the phrase, “absence makes the heart grow fonder“, wondering if that could possibly apply here.
It’s true that you haven’t seen my voice on here in over six months.
Tumbling upon the shore of Playa del Carmen was not an accident, there was a clear intention of slowing down the crazy train of travel I was riding on, yet what I didn’t anticipate was a bonafide breakdown aka, a spiritual awakening (a term popularized by Brené Brown).
It began in the spring of 2015, when I was faced with a depression so fierce, I escaped to remote Xcalak, with only a dog and the stars for solace. As time whittled away there, I felt stronger and stronger to finally face civilization again.