It took me a few years to figure this out. I’m a forest person. They usually ask you if you are an ocean or a mountain person. If you’d feel more relaxed watching the waves or enjoying the view from the peak. I was born at the Baltic Sea, so in my mind I certainly had always been some kind of an ocean person. And I definitely prefer the ocean over the mountains.
Yes, I do feel at home and at ease with myself and the rest of the world when I take a walk at my hometown beach. The rough waves, the crisp air and the smell of sea calms me down. They can be comfort in times of struggle. But the forest, the deep, dark, quiet forest does more than that….