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Friday, April 23, 2004

West Coast Bound! 

"By starving emotions we become humorless,
rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become
literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged,
they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it."

-- -- Joseph Collins

I am literally taking these words to heart.     It is time to soothe -- to heal -- my emotions, and to indulge in a little "me" time.     I will soon begin the task of packing for a week-long trip for a much-needed vacation to a 'lil B&B on a secluded beach in a little town just south of Santa Barbara, CA.     The thought of waking each morning to walk on the beach, and spending each evening watching the sun set, is just the motivation I need to find the right mindset to downshift from perpetual overdrive to leisurely relaxation mode!

Plenty of books to read, plenty of blank journals to write in, plenty of sunscreen . . .     I'm envisioning a week this side of Heaven!     I'm disconnecting the computer, saying good-bye to technology for at least a week, packing a couple of bathing suits, some shorts and tank tops, my trusty Birkenstocks, my new David & Goliath flip-flops ("boys are stupid, throw rocks at them"), assorted hair accessories and plenty of hair conditioner, my cameras and lots of film.

So-long East Coast with all of your worries, troubles and stressors . . . Hello, West Coast with all of your sand, surf and laid-back attitudes!     It may only be for a week but, a week can certainly make a difference in your peace of mind, and re-center your Body, Mind & Spirit!

current mood: Anticipation
current music: Birds singing just outside my window

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