I’ve been finding myself at the beach a lot more than I have been in the past. I think it’s a combination of me leaving soon and how at peace I feel when I’m near the sea. Something about the salt water and the breeze and the sand under my feet seems to heal me. Every problem or worry I have disappears and I become clearer when I go for a coastal walk or a dip in the ocean for a Sea Soul Cleanse. And it truly is cleansing. I’ve heard that 20 minutes in the ocean cures a week’s worth of stress. Whether this is true or not, I know that when the cold rush of waves crashes over me, I can’t help but feel free. And what a feeling that is—freedom. Freedom to be my own person, to not be conscious of what others perceive, to just be.