Doing Something for Myself

This sunrise was from my last visit to Nags Head in October, for the first time in five years.

My definition of doing something for myself is going out to dinner and buying my favorite food or buying a spur of the moment purchase online. Usally it’s drunk buying. But those moments are short lived and only bring me temporary happiness.

But I did something on the whim the other night, granted it was drunk buying the other night…

I have always wanted to take a massive trip of some sort by myself, bring my notebook, camera, and what have you (in my case, my bodyboard). For the longest time, it was going back to the mountains and Harrisonburg. I still want to do this. But, deep in my heart, I feel true zen and happiness when I am sitting on the sandy beach and hearing the waves break. I found a greater happiness when I got back into bodyboarding this summer. My fondest memoriesies from 2015 is hanging on my bodyboard in dawn’s early morning light waiting for that ideal wave and just feeling happy. It was just the moment. I was happy. Happy.

October, I spent a couple of days in the Outer Banks with my mom. It was good but also, at the same time, deeply personal. The photo above is from watching the sunrise that morning before I went back to Virignia.

I don’t care what you say. My moment of ideal happiness is sitting on the sandy beach and watching the sunrise in a swarm of colors. It brings hope and possiblity.

So, last night, after having a bit, I reserved a hotel room from May 11th-13th out in Kitty Hawk, NC. I wanted to chill out in Ocracoke and do a writing/research trip but I figure I be close to that in Kitty Hawk. Give or take a few hours. But I am so stoked for this already. I am hoping so bad that surf will be decent so I can go out bodyboarding at least once. But the fact I actually went through something myself makes me so excited.

I love the beach and the fact that I am doing this for myself, especially that big trip I have been waiting to do forever makes it all the better. And I plan to make it work for NaNoWrioMo 2016. And bodyboarding.

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