Longing For Beach
It's February. I don't even have to look at a calendar. How do I know?
I'm longing for the beach, that's how I know. The Christmas holidays are over, all decorations put away. The gym is practically standing room only. New Year's resolutions ... what were they again? Valentine's Day ... that delicious time of year we endeavor to scientifically sample an ample cross section of the many chocolate strains that occur in nature ... for health food purposes, of course.
But, baby, it's cold outside! How to fight the winter blahs?
Lose yourself in plans and dreams of beach. That's how.
In anticipation of a longed-for beachy vacay, surround yourself with memories of summery sunsets and soft winds. Beachy things. Shells, sand-filled bottles, bright colors, summery sky blues, and casual living. Add beachy decor and accessories to home and office; anywhere you are, the beach can go along.
Spend down time planning your summer vacation now. Decide which beach, make definite plans. Spending time making travel plans, and ironing out all the details, will surely get your mind off the brrr! for a while. Squeeze in a weekend at a warm beach in winter? Dare I say shop for a new bathing suit ... ok, how about some great sandals? Even if you cannot get in a vacation during the winter, planning one for summer can be fun and exciting and give you something to look forward to.
Be creative. Is it ever not a good time to write a message, stuff it into a bottle, cork that bottle, and throw it out to sea? Wondering when it will reach a shore will surely turn your thoughts to warmer climes to get your through the next month or so till spring.
Messages in bottles ~ not just for the movies!
It won't be long now! ahhhhhhh .... beach!