Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Answering My Bell

When I decided that I was ready to wrap it up as the leader and host of the support group I'd been running for a number of years (6? 7? I lost count), the other women in the group banned together and presented me with a lovely gift. They gave me a trip to the beach and a gift certificate to a local spa. I was told I could take my whole family, a group of friends, just one friend, or go alone - whatever I wanted.

I, being me, chose to go all alone. I know some people think that's crazy or weird, in fact, I only know of one other person that also likes to take time away to be alone. I just do. In fact, I can't get enough of it. When I'm alone I don't have to answer the bell. For anyone. It is the only time I can be entirely selfish, sleep when I want, do what I want, eat what and when I want, talk when I want, be silent when I want, watch what I want, read what I want. Just what I want.

So, here I am, taking them up on their offer and enjoying the Oregon Coast. It's hot in Portland this week, so that means it's foggy and cool here - a 30 degree difference. I love it. I went on a walk after I arrived and had settle in. Sorry, my phone takes terrible pictures, but you get the idea. See all the other people walking on the beach, too? Exactly.

And look what I found just as I was heading back up the trail to the house. Just needs a period after it.


fullsoulahead.com said...

I read the sentence, "I know some people think that's crazy or weird," and I was all....what's crazy about that??? And then, there I was. LOL.

Enjoy yourself. May any troubles you carry lift off you and dissolve into the glorious ocean air.

P.S. Support group? Take an A! This is just the right thing.

fullsoulahead.com said...

P.S. Nice groovy new look here! And nice rock!

kario said...

Good for you! I hope that the trip is all you want and need it to be.


Elizabeth said...

You know me! I am dying, positively dying to go somewhere alone. In fact, while I'm so thrilled that you got to do so, I'm also whimpering a bit with envy!

BTW, I love how your blog looks!

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