Tomorrow we head home. I can say the only words this week are thank you to Cathy and the folks who allowed us to rent the beach house for the week. My heart and head have had a chance to recharge, and it was well worth the money spent. No, I couldn’t afford to do it, but I was on my last leg emotionally. I was ready to tell some folks where to stick it because of drama in every aspect of my life. Suffice it to say that emotionally I had nothing left but agitation to share.
Last night a storm system came through. I plan on going out to the beach and seeing if I can find any shells worth getting. The best times to go are after a storm, a noreaster, tropical depression, or hurricane. I have no regrets. I haven’t called the office to get an update except when one of my coverage folks let me know she couldn’t make it. Other than that, I’ve had a chance to unwind.
Later this afternoon, we’ll start packing. Cathy goes back to her life, and I go back to mine. But we’ve grown closer with this experience, and both of us know what we want out of life. Maybe it’s the ocean getting to me. But I know that just like the sea is free, full of crashes and peace, my soul wants to have moments where it soars, settles, roars, and soothes. I don’t think anyone has to be a child to experience the wonders of the sea. Adults can do this easily if we allow ourselves.
If you find yourself in a rut, step away if you can. Sometimes you can’t afford to step away because you will find yourself lashing out at the wrong people if you don’t. Live life to the fullest, and don’t be afraid to dream. If this week has taught me anything, it’s that you can’t allow yourself to settle if you want to go as far as you can. Life is not a fairy tale. But it is worth exploring new stories and adventures. Have a great weekend, everyone.