In my last post I asked myself whether my daily morning routine was, in fact, a rut in which I was deeply embedded. I also said I would come up with some alternatives to my rather robotic AM procedure.
So, here's my first one:
Continue with the first few steps, which are necessary (like feeding my cat).Make my mug of tea,
but take it with me as I hop into the car and take a little trip.
My first morning trip will be to Long Beach Island, a little over an hour's drive.
The drive should be fairly free of traffic, the route will wind through the pinelands of southern New Jersey, where the commercial buildings (like McDonalds, 7-Eleven Stores, and Walmarts) will be left behind. It won't be long before I'll be crossing the bridge over the bay.
I could drive the length of it, seeing what businesses are open or boarded up, still showing the ravages of the terrible Sandy Storm. (Was that 2 years ago already?). There are a lot of year round residents on the islands, but it's typically pretty quiet in the late winter/early spring, especially if
I go on a weekday.
But what I really want to do is park near the ocean, walk along the beach and watch the waves roll in, take a few pictures.
Think....pray....dream.... maybe have a little lunch somewhere before I head back home.....AND CREATE SOMETHING AWESOME!!
Well, now that I've written about it, I can't wait to do it. Thursday is the first day of spring....hmmm...this could be my way to celebrate it. I'm excited!