Outfits aside, when you get the call to face one of your fears, you say “okaaaaaay” even if it’s with all the hesitation in the world…
I have *miserable* childhood memories of clam digging. Picture the typical stormy-winter-beach-weather and everything you need blowing away from you in the wind. And having to chase after it like your life depended on it. Like your life depended on it?! I can’t help but laugh, thinking about how I remember it. So dramatic. But, when beloved Steve-O calls, asking if you want to join him on an impromptu clam digging adventure–his favorite beach activity, bocce ball a close second–and you can hear the excitement in his voice, you decide much quicker than picking out a morning coffee mug. Because deep down you know it’s the perfect opportunity to rewrite your story of clam digging. And so, that is exactly what I did. Steve showed me the ropes and it was rather enjoyable. The weather definitely cooperated. Happy clammers! We both got our limit in about 20 minutes.
It’s no wonder songs including “Eye of the Tiger” and “We Will Rock You” are all-time favorites on my running playlists. And I feel like Rocky when I finish a work out. Thanks, Dad 😉
Birthdays are something else! You get bombarded with all of this positive energy, love and thoughtfulness. Imagine a world where only that circulates…day after day. I had nature, music, sunshine, exercise and family. All in one outing. That Presence is the best present of all. Well…and laughter. And there was a lot of that, too.
Deontay and Olivia bonding over skateboards and Baxter.
Eating at The Stand with Chuck and Diane…priceless 🙂
Happy to be skating the streets and Promenade of Seaside.
And look at these gems I found around Gramma’s house:
Oregon was filled with goodness~taking wonderful yoga classes in Bend and Seaside (thank you, Kris!), getting the opportunity to teach yoga classes again in both Bend and Seaside (huge thank you to Fitness 1440 S. Bend and Sunset Family Fitness!!), family time, catching up with old friends, making time to read and write and plan the next adventure!
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” –Gloria Steinem