Yesterday I was absolutely craving a trip to the beach. I have been itching to feel the sand between my toes and that ocean wind in my hair. I have also been wanting to take Ruby to the beach because she loves sand.
This morning I sat in the sauna for 35 minutes. I meditated for 10, read my book for 10 more, and then relaxed for the remaining time. After that I took a nice shower with tea tree oil products. I even shaved my legs 🙂
The first thing my boyfriend said to me this morning was, “Are you ready to go to the beach?!?!” And it felt like music to my ears. I think I got ready to go faster than I ever have.
We also took Ruby with us and she was loving the wind in her hair the whole way there!
Initially, I wanted to go to Long Beach. I have wonderful past memories of that place. After awhile we started seeing signs for Ocean Shores. My bf suggested that we go there instead since it was 1.5 hrs closer. The old me would have been stubborn and insisted that we go to Long Beach, but I decided to go with the flow and I’m glad that I did. I had the same thoughts in mind… The fact that we were losing daylight fast and still had a long ways to go. Also, we planned on it being a day trip so less time traveling was an attractive quality.
We turned up the music and headed to Ocean Shores!
The whole trip was truly memorable. My bf realized that he forgot his hoodie so we went on a quest to find a new one and landed in an upscale boutique. We got to do all the fun things: Mini road trip, mini hike, walk on the beach with the sand in our toes, bought groceries, went shopping (for the fancy hoodie), got dinner and a “Fish and Chips Shack” then headed home. It was the perfect amount of time spent in a beautiful place.
I wanted to do something extra special on 7/17/17 and we did just that!
I have also had this fantasy for quite some time…
I have ALWAYS wanted to go to the beach on a Monday. Usually it is a dreaded day due to work or school, but being able to go to the beach felt like freedom.
Where is your favorite place to get away?
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,