500 Writing Prompts: The Beach

Sand and Sea

Hello Nerds

I am getting bored with Pin-it Saturday. So…I will be doing this until I get bored with it. Why? Well, this way you can get to know a little bit more about me and I have 500 writing prompts…that is 500 Saturdays where I just open a book and answer a question. I am down for that. ūüôā

This weeks prompt was:
You’re barefoot in the sand on a beach, and the waves run over your toes. Describe what you are feeling.

My Answer:
The first wave was cold, that is all I could think as I held back a squeal of childhood memories. Then, I felt relief because it was a sign that some things in life never change. I once loved the ocean, then feared it only because I had been away from it for so long. Now I realize that my love for it had not disappeared, it had just hidden to keep myself from missing the wonderful joy the ocean brings. I will always love the sand between my toes and running from the chasing waves. I will love standing knee deep in the ocean and feel the tide push and pull at my legs.

I feel calm, peaceful, and happy. I am connected to every part of life in that one second. Land, sea, sky, and living. For a moment I am the center of the universe. For a moment I am perfect.

It’s not just the water rushing over my feet. It’s looking into the distance and seeing nothing but water. A knowing that there are still things in this world to discover. There is a whole world below the mirrored surface that we have yet to see. The water rushing over my feet has been there. It has seen the wonders of the ocean and it has come to tell us all about, if we just listen we may even hear the song of the mermaids among the waves.

I would love for you to join in the prompt fun. Have a go at it.

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Tell the World I’m Coming Home

7 am this morning no one could sleep any longer. The bad thing about a hotel is having to check out so early. We had to be out by 10, but seeing as no one could sleep any longer it wasn’t much of a problem.

Yesterday, my brother and I played in the ocean. I was terrified at first, but after I let that first wave push me towards the shore I was hooked. I still worried about sharks in the water, but seen even that became a small fear. I was having a blast and it was probably the best workout any one can get. Fighting the waves to go in deeper and jumping up to ride the wave.

I will post more tomorrow. A little more put together, after I have gathered all my thoughts into something more presentable. Until then, enjoy this rainbow that I had the privilege of seeing yesterday as the sun started setting.

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Beach Life

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The beach is beautiful. Really, I love it! But sharing a hotel room with your family kind of sucks.

We have a kitchen in our hotel room, which kind of rocks. It’s tiny and adorable.

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And while it feels a little run down, the people are friendly. There are people living in this hotel and I can’t really blame them. It’s like 5 seconds from the beach.

Between the long ride, my dad’s snores, my moms coughs, and Pixels barking, I am wore out. Okay, not really. I’m loving the beach and I don’t want tomorrow to be the last day. Curse you responsible life.

And for one more picture. Pixel still isn’t sure how to take all of this.

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Headed to the Beach

I am finally getting a vacation.  This morning my family got up and we headed out the door (with puppy in tow) to make the three hour drive to the beach.  It has been over 10 years since I have been to the beach.

The funny thing is, as excited as I am, I hate the ocean. ¬†I won’t get in the ocean. ¬†But I am so excited to take a walk on the beach at night, watch the sun set and rise. ¬†Feel the sand between my toes. ¬†Build a crappy sand castle. ¬†Watch my puppy try to figure out what in the world that big body of water is.

I can’t wait! ¬†It will probably also come with some sun burn and a few hours out at the pool.

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The sad thing about the trip is that we only have one full day at the beach, and that is Saturday. ¬†We leave home early tomorrow and leave the hotel even earlier on Sunday. ¬†We can’t afford much more than that.

Another good thing that is in the works is that I have a chance to go back to my old job as assistant manager at a place I worked at when I first finished high school.  It should be fun really. I am excited to go back and I have my fingers crossed that I can actually get there.

What I learned yesterday is that it never hurts to ask.  Really!  There were no signs about a job opening, but once I asked my friend if they were hiring I found out there were two positions open! One will allow me to leave my current job (please, please, please.) and the other would allow me to work my current job and the new job.  We will see what happens.

I just have to leave it all up to the good man upstairs and hope that He isn’t too mad at me for being a little mad at Him.

I am sure I will have pictures to share at some point. ¬†If not…well, it’s because I decided to live my life on the other side of the camera, instead of trying to live through a lens.