I'm completely exhausted. I mean really, really tired. Work is kicking my ass and my vacation cannot come soon enough. In just a few days (four to be exact), I will be camping in a national forest and swimming in a natural spring. My cell phone does not get service and I will not have access to the internet - thank God. I need some time to sit in silence, absorb fresh air and savor things such as the warmth of the sun, the scent of a campfire and my family.
I am planning on doing a lot of writing, too. I haven't blogged in a while. A few months ago I followed my dream and bought a small yacht. Then, just a few days later, my husband & I realized that we didn't want to live on the boat so we sold it and moved to the beach. I've been working on settling into a new place as well as enjoying bike rides and walks on the beach. As much as I love my new home, I need to get away and go camping. Camping is sort of spiritual. When I am in the small space of my camper, I'm physically closer to my husband and my dog. The close proximity naturally translates to emotional closeness and I become so thankful for everything God has given me. When I am in this state of mind, I become more creative and I am hoping that this trip inspires me to follow through with some of the creative ideas that I have. I also really want to sleep in every day, too.