July 25th, 2016
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bethany wave two


Today I reluctantly come back to the real world.

I have been living as Beach Bum Girl for the past week and loving every minute of it.  To say that the beach is my Happy Place is an understatement.  Every year I return to the same beach with family and friends so that I may slow down and embrace the simple and beautiful ways of living near the shore.

Hopefully a vacation of some sort is in your summer plans.  We all need to spend time away from our work routines and relax because it’s important for maintaining good health.  Getting away from it all can lower your anxiety as you shake off your worries and allow your mind to empty itself of stress.

Even though I re-enter this week as Office Girl, there is no way that I am letting go of the positive benefits that came with my well deserved beach vacation.  I intend today to slowly ease back into my work routine but also remember the following as I sit at my desk and dream a bit:

If it were up to me, I would still be Beach Bum Girl pushing my lazy feet into the hot sand and letting my eyes rest no matter what time of day it happens to be.

If it were up to me, the biggest decision of the day would be what I should have for lunch.

If it were up to me, I would be walking to the nearest Candy Kitchen store for a small package of mixed Swedish Fish to eat while reading my trashy murder mystery.


bethany wave one

If it were up to me, I would be spending the day in my bathing suit.

But it’s not up to me so I will be holding the images I have posted today in my memory and pretending big time that I am still there.

On the beach.

Absorbing the cleansing and healing sound of the surf as it mixes with the sand and shells of the ever changing shore of possibilities.

Keeping it low-key and stress-free.

Oh yes, I am going to hold on tight to my beach feelings and memories for as long as I can; to that magical feeling of losing track of the passage of time and being open to a sea of stretching possibilities.


morning ocean
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