This time last week, I was on a plane coming home. I had an amazing few days and nights in Washington and Oregon. I had asked Kim to take her camera and laptop to the ocean so that I could take pics. I also had an awesome idea about blogging to you beautiful peeps from the ocean. I also took my colors and coloring books. My idea was that it would be so relaxing to gaze out my window upon the ocean and color and blog.
Instead, I just......was.
I spent those days walking up and down the beach at 6:30 in the morning looking for floats, collecting rocks and shells, putting my feet in the sand and water, drinking kombucha, eating good food, going over bridges that would normally scare the bejesus out of me, throwing pennies into the ocean for my grandkids, watching salmon swim upstream, seeing mountains, damns, waterfalls and sleeping.
I finally slept.
Right now I am averaging 5-6 hours of sleep a night. One day there I slept for a total of 10 hours in one day.
The nights at the ocean, I slept with the sliding glass doors open listening to the crashing waves and the barking of the seals on a tiny little island a stones throw from the beach.
I spent 5 good days simply being a passenger.
I do know it is the place that I run to in order to recharge and remember who Mindy is.
Then, I come back.
That last morning, I built a cairn on the beach. I told the ocean *I always come back*.
I can't wait to hear it answer me.
.....don't worry, I'll catch up on the weeks I missed!