Follow Your Joy 💫

August 07, 2020

#FelizFriday!
 

Honest talk. Earlier this week was a ‘Rona-coaster of emotions. 🙈🤯🤬

We’re going on our fifth month living our new "normal" life with the ‘Rona, and honestly...

I miss Costa Rica.
I miss surfing every day. (up until Sunday, I had only surfed once in the past four months) 
I miss my friends there.
I miss my casita, my home that I've put so much sweat equity and love into. 

And I miss ending each day chasing sunsets on the beach with Gidget.

And I know y’all miss so many things of our lives pre-‘Rona.

Like traveling,
concerts,
hugging friends,
and not having to worry about washing your hands all the time,
or a stranger not being able to see you smiling at them because you're doing your part by wearing a mask.


And in my ‘Rona-coaster of emotions earlier this week, I almost didn’t go surfing Tuesday morning…even though I knew there most likely would be left over waves to surf from Hurriance Isaias. I was already up pre-dawn ready to go, but I almost couldn't get myself to simply hop in the car and drive to the beach.

Almost.


But I shrugged off all those pesky, negative excuses my mind was making up and drove myself to the beach in the dark. As I arrived at the beach, the setting couldn't be more beautiful, with the full moon setting behind the Tybee Island Lighthouse as the sun was rising over the Atlantic Ocean.

Sunrise over the sand dunes in Tybee Island, Georgia. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

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The moment my board touched the water, all those worries started to wash away. And with each wave, my mood lifted with a whole lot of saltwater therapy. Two and a half hours later, I had to drag myself out of the water because I couldn’t paddle anymore. I was grinning ear to ear...and I couldn't stop smiling all day.

So if you're finding yourself in a 'Rona-funk too, my best remedy advice is to follow your joy. Whether that be surfing, chasing sunsets, getting lost in a good book, spending time outside, or cooking a delicious meal.

Follow your joy. 
💫

Female surfer paddling out during sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown of Samba to the Sea for The Sunset Shop.

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P.S... 

And thank you Universe for sending waves to dance with just when I needed it, I see you. 💫


P.P.S...
‘Rona, surfing just kicked your butt!
😝😝😝

P u r a   V i d a,

 

 

 

 


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