I was running away from something that I was not even sure about myself.
It felt as though things were crashing inside my head, and everything seemed to move fast.
My therapist thought that I was taking up too much work than my brain could handle at the time. She felt that I needed a break or would have to commit me to a psych ward for evaluation. I decided to take a break and go away from my regular world for a few days. She suggested Orland PARK, IL, and specifically the Orland Nature Centre. My therapist knew how much I loved nature and could see how this would release me. T had been three years of starting a company that picked immediately. I planned to grow the company gradually and expand as I built the capacity to take in order. However, from my start to where I was, I experienced tremendous growth, which meant taking no breaks and more work. The pressure piled up, but I could not afford a holiday because most things depended on my input. I had to work on systems, and they were almost entirely in place so I could take a break, but I was adamant. My therapist booked a quiet hotel in Orland, fully equipped with a good AC because she knew it would help me calm down. She took care of my visits to specific places, starting with the nature center. I was immediately at peace when I walked into the Orland Nature Center. The sight of birds flying around in their natural habitat seemed to send me back to factory reset. My mind was unclogged, and I felt myself depressurize. I kept coming back to this palace for the days that I was around, and by day 5, I was ready to head back home since everything was clearer now.