Introspections and Reflections of a Green Girl

Lost balloons in the sky
The Green Girl has spent a great deal of time introspecting and reflecting on herself lately.

Early in the year, I had a running epiphany that inspired me to finally 'Say Goodbye'.

It was liberating to release myself from the all that emotional baggage. Those dark thoughts were counterproductive to my happiness.

8th and Termino Ave. Before
Change can be difficult to embrace at times.

This morning when I was out on my run, I went by the little Long Beach trail I'd discovered on my birthday last year.

Much to my dismay, the area had been completely leveled for the Termino Drain Construction project.

8th and Termino Ave. After
I paused for a moment to mourn the loss of the little trail.

There was a giant bulldozer beside several dozen storm drain pipes.

The intent of the project is to alleviate flooding in the neighborhood during heavy storms.

Termino Drain Construction
In other words, the little trail had to be destroyed for the greater good of protecting the surrounding area.

Just as in life, you sometimes have to make difficult, painful decisions because ultimately, it's the right thing to do.

The Green Girl's 'Say Goodbye' Trail Cairn

All changes,
even the most longed for,
have their melancholy;
for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
we must die to one life before we can enter another.

Anatole France


  1. Sad about the trail, but I think in the bigger picture this was probably the right thing to do. I'm sure you'll discover a new trail or other special running place soon.

  2. So sorry for your loss but like you said, you'll probably move on to discover a new treasure.

  3. I'm sorry about the trail. But it seems like you handled it well. =)

  4. Poor little trail! I hope you find a new special place. :)

  5. I'm sad you lost a favorite running trail, but you're right that sometimes the hard thing to do is the right thing to do. Hopefully the drain does alleviate the flooding problem for the neighborhood.

  6. hope you find somewhere new soon

  7. It's really to bad, but you have to admit the cairn and the "goodbye" makes for possibly the dopest picture ever.

  8. I know I am late with this, but so sorry that you've lost such a lovely trail. I hope that those sad thoughts though are buried under the sand/dirt that they are excavating. Thinking of you today!


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