Today we went to Shaughnessy Street to stand there for 10 minutes and take in our surroundings. During the 10 minutes, I felt quite distracted by everything that was going on. I stood under an arch at the Shaughnessy street and Wilson Avenue intersection. Looking back at this, it was probably a bad idea because it is arguably one of the busiest intersections in Port Coquitlam. Anything from cars to people, there was never a quiet moment. I found myself looking around a lot, I like knowing all my surroundings and I find that hard to do when everything is changing. Comparing this to how we stood in the forest, I found it to be two completely different environments. While I was in the forest I found myself focusing on one thing at a time, I found myself being able to breathe in the cold air and think in the silence. While today on Shaughnessy street I found myself breathing in smoky air from the cars, and not being able to focus or think on one thing. I also found it less stressful to stand in the forest because I could find peace, while in the city there was never a moment where I could close my eyes and think.