This past September, my parents purchased a home in our favorite vacation spot. We've been going there every year since before I was born during the same week in the same rental house. We'd spend every year during the last week in July/first week in August in York Beach, ME soaking in the sun and enjoying the ocean water (even though you have to get almost numb before you go swimming).
Since they purchased the house, my parents have been going there every weekend, working on the house and just enjoying the scenery. I hadn't really had the chance to spend a lot of time up there. I had gone the week after they closed on the house, and then again for New Years.
This past weekend, I went up with one of my best friends, Aesha. It is amazing how different York is in the winter than the summer. In the summer, it is this bustling place with tons of people from all over New England vacationing in the area. During the winter it is desolate. You will very rarely bump into another person. I can't tell you how refreshing it was to be able to really experience this beautiful place like no one else was.
Visiting the beach was the perfect reset for my body and mind. I am now rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.