Right now, my pastimes include walking and... not much else. The more I become aware of my present circumstances, the more I look to a future separate from my parents. Taking long walks far from my parents’ home helps in the self-reflective process, as I am able to think clearly and independently as myself, without the long-since-expired childhood attachments to Mum and Dad. Any opportunity for even a little taste of true adult independence is most welcome. Basically, to get my life on track, I need to follow my own path, which for now is taken in a literal capacity.
Plus, the sights and sounds of the places I visit provide an abundance of inspiration for my writing. Nature and exploration provide a form of catharsis and strength that cannot be found when tied down by family, obligations, and constant reminders (well, lies) of “you cannot”.