in a little house by the sea, i enjoyed my last week of personal autonomy.
Each day I woke up at dawn to watch the sun rise (that and I have trouble sleeping in unfamiliar places). I walked a few miles along the water’s firm surface and returned to the beach to swim, sunbathe, and devour yet another book.
my mom visited for a few days and I was able to show her a few of my favorite places.
Lunches were spent at the house or my favorite, Pearl Street Market. I dream of having a place like this one day.
Evenings bike riding around the bay side, snapping photos, every turn more picturesque than the next.
How absolutely incredible nature is; I witnessed several dolphins effortlessly gliding by, as well as the most exciting visitor, a humpback whale; he (she?) put on a show, emerging from the water to the welcome of numerous “Oh! My God! Did you see that?!” ‘s.
This week reminded me how important it is to decompress; leave the makeup and ‘real clothes’ at home and live in sunscreen, a bathing suit and hat.
So, with a deep bronze glow complimented by bright red mosquito bites, I return to the City to embark on my new journey.*
*While away I found out I will be teaching 6th Grade Language Arts come August. I’m experiencing feelings of excitement spiked with anxiety…yeah, make it a double shot of that. Questions the likes of: What am I supposed to teach them?! What if they’re bored and rebel because of it? Me, teach grammar and vocabulary? I’m embarrassed of my vocabulary! keep running through my head. But I’m going to do it… and make no mistake, I will do it well. This Tuesday, ready or not…