i’m really dedicated to making saturdays all about fun and relaxation and exploring. this is a little snapshot of my morning. lounging in the california sunshine (there are some serious perks to living here) while watching my man surf. a perfect morning of tea and books and my thoughts and the ocean sounds.
i love beaches that you hike down into. this was a view from the top before we got down. i’m always so surprised at how empty the beaches can be here. in a city where i often feel suffocated by the amount of people, the beaches that are slightly off the beaten path are a nice escape. ahhhh. today, i felt no impulse to rush. or to do. or to complete a project. or to putter. this hasn’t been easy for me to do in a long time, so it was nice to feel fully relaxed in the midst of a growing to-do list (that can wait until monday). i’m learning that i CAN have a schedule that actually creates boundaries for work and play. it feels like a tiny miracle – mainly because work feels like play, but a different kind of play. hard to explain. but it feels really good.
this little dried up leaf-heart was found in the middle of a tree-lined berkeley street this morning. i think it may be one of my favorites.
the first edited version of my book was waiting at my doorstep for me when i arrived home from the ocean. my heart welled up with anticipation and nerves. what would it look like? how had it changed from my original manuscript? i took a peek. i love it. my editor kicks ass. there is still a lot of work to do, but i feel so ready to dive back into it after many, many weeks of stepping away from it. fresh eyes. renewed energy. i’m ready.
one more thing –> i’ll announce who won the #508 post contest on monday. i can’t wait to see who wins!