Last week I went on vacation and was able to escape the prolonged winter weather that has been sweeping most of the country.
For the first five days, I was by myself in one of my favorite places, Sanibel Island, Florida. I took off my watch, shut off my phone, ate when I was hungry and slept when I was tired. Every morning I walked on the beach and was blissfully alone with my thoughts and my camera.
The Pelicans provided endless entertainment:An overnight storm washed mounds of shells onto the beach, ready to be dug into:Every day I found a new sand sculpture before it was swept away with the tide.
Each day I felt lighter and stronger. I could breathe easier and my thoughts seemed more clear.
Since saying goodbye to Annie in January, I’ve had a hard time writing but after a few days in the sunshine I started to get excited about it again and began jotting down ideas to post.
It’s always hard to leave, but I felt awakened with new energy and a fresh attitude ready to take on whatever may come my way!