Feels Like The First Time

I know it’s been pretty quiet around here for the past week now and that’s because my hubs and I went on our annual vacation to the Outer Banks.  This year was the first year that we took our little princess too!  I spent my week cut off from internet, phone, e-mail, and all forms of social networking…well except for the one or two tweets if you happen to follow me on Twitter.  Anywho, if you didn’t already know, the Outer Banks is my favorite place in the world.  My soul is completely at ease and I always feel a sense of peace, clarity, and bliss when I’m there.  I’ve been going to the Outer Banks since birth and it continues to be the one place that refreshes my mind, body, heart & soul.  After the way that 2012 has gone so far….I r-e-a-l-l-y needed this vacation….I could probably use another week or 5 but I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone in that.

I’ll be honest, 2012 has been less than simple in my neck of the woods and it’s thrown me off of my game.  I always look forward to our yearly trip because I know I’ll come back feeling alive once again and ready to move forward and have my drive, creativity, and life re-boosted.  This year was a bit different from most because our little princess took her very first 3 hour+ truck ride to the beach.  Seriously, we love our dog like she’s our little baby and seeing her on the beach smiling and running wild – well as wild as she could on her leash – it made both of us feel so happy to give our pup such a great time and spend a week with her.  I’m not going to vent about the downsides that played out last week or even this year because it’s just a waste of breath and who wants to hear that lol!  Honestly, I’m blessed beyond words to live the life that I’m living and I’m not going to let a few minor hiccups get me down.  Just know that we’re all human and we all have our burdens and I’m thankful that to be moving forward and really working on myself so that I stop dwelling on the past because that is not where I’m headed.  So with that said, I’ve got my chin up and I feel pretty great considering all the happenings in the past few days and months.  Like my good friend Barb says….Positive Thoughts….Positive Movement Forward.  Totally what I’m living by and I’m so ready to get posting on my blog again!  Yes, it feels like the first time….well no it doesn’t that song has been stuck in my head and it fit the bill for the post title lolz!

Like I said, I’ve been really off my game….like totally off.  I’ve totally felt like my creative juice was slurped out of my ear one night by the creativity fairy and has been on vacation too…..not cool…not cool.  But I know that I am not the only one that goes through or has had this happen to them and to be honest, it seems to be the case for me each year where I get this huge block and can’t seem to get anything…and I mean anything to help stir up my creative mojo.  Luckily, with patience I know that the medicine is just a few hours away on the sandy shores of OBX.  Whew!  Feels good to be back lovelys!  I love blogging and mingling with all of you lovely people and I’m so glad to feel ‘right’ again and ready to get back on track.  It might take me a minute to shift gears but my brain is on overload and I’m getting ready to kick it into high(er) gear lolz!  In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite pictures from last week!

I love writing words in the sand…..I find it very calming.

I LOVE them so stinkin’ much!  This was puddin’s very first day on the beach just a few minutes after she hopped onto the sand.

Bailey had her first ride on the ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island.

We took awkward family photos.

Even a few naps on the beach.

I could look at this view all day … everyday.

Anyone else had a nice getaway lately?  Overcoming a big creative/bloggers block?  Do share!

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8 thoughts on “Feels Like The First Time

  1. Lindsey, we think you should submit “Feels like the first time” to the Hatteras News, Times Dispatch, Belle Magazine and other Richmond local papers for publishing. Your journalism is captivating along with your great photography. Missed you, but are happy you all had such a wonderful time.

  2. I’m glad you’re getting back to a place that makes you happy, Lindsey. Sometimes it’s really good to take a break and recharge the battery, ya know. I think everyone goes through times like that and you should just go with the flow and ease into whatever comes to you… however and whenever it does.
    Love your pictures! The writing in the sand is so pretty.

  3. I love the beach.
    Even if it is stormy there is something about it that makes me feel calm.
    Love the pic of your princess napping on the beach…talk about a dog’s life. *sigh*

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