Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

I spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and it was exactly what I needed to unwind after my first week of volunteering in Cape Town. Working in a school is rewarding, but lets's face it: kids are loud, demanding, and draining at times. Having some peace and quiet to enjoy the sounds of nature around me was incredibly refreshing and peaceful. I also got to practice my (very basic) photography skills with my new camera. 

Dear Journal: What a peaceful and serene moment I am experiencing right now. I am currently sitting on the bench at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with beauty all around me. In front, a landscape view of the city. To my left, the majestic Table Mountain. And to my right, beautiful flowers and lush vegetation. Not to mention the sweet smells of the flowers and the sound of the birds serenading one another. It’s simply gorgeous. I am so grateful to be alive.
— My journal entry on 11/12/2017