So I've been working diligently on a healthier lifestyle and losing weight to get back to my old and happier self, yesterday I went for a good 5+ mile walk on Revere Beach "America's First Public Beach" and I quickly remembers how much I love love love the beach and ocean!
There is nothing like getting lost in sound of water crashing into the shore... even if the waves are small. There is something about how calming and relaxing it is that just eases my stress and brings me back to a place of creativity. Every time I'm on the beach I get the urge to paint.
When I see a perfect seashell I get this crazy desire to pick up my paintbrush again. When I was younger I would escape into my are and get lost in a place filled with music, usually a favorite album or guitar or piano solos for hours and just paint and be in complete content with just being by myself, alone with my own thoughts.
I love the smell of the ocean, it's this clean and cool breeze that kisses young leaves behind a hint of salt on your lips, yes I'm that girl who loves the taste of salt water LOL. I would rather a kiss from the salt in the air than a seagull, they can be a bit aggressive at least here they are!
A fresh sea breeze with the ocean floor at your feet can rejuvenate the soul and wake up all of your sleeping senses in mer moments! Sometimes you can find the simplest of beauties just by looking down... A small seashell waiting for the tide to come back in and be reclaimed by the waves. There is something magical about the sand when the sunlight hits it just right and it sparkles at your feet.
I think in a past life I was a pirate... but a nice one... I can defiantly see myself living on the water surrounded by the gentle hum of ocean waves. Truth be told I hope I come back in my next life as one, a free bird who only answers to the sea in front of her and has a kiss of a salty breeze to her sails.
It's always important to surround yourself with the people who love and inspire you and it is also very important to put yourself into the surroundings that bring you peace and fill your heart and soul with hope and blissful calm. Sometimes when I forget that when I feel overwhelmed or when I'm down that if I just put myself into the environment that gives me hope and calms my nerves I can get back on my desired path. Sometimes it's just the simple things we need.
I think I need to pick up those paint brushes again... Maybe remembering the happiness of old I can enhance the happiness of new in my day to day life. We all need moments of serenity with that I leave you with a prayer I say daily... "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference".
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When I look into the mirror I don't recognize myself,I've allowed myself to get into a rut... I stopped exercising and definitely wasn't eating paleo and it shows!
This past week I've decided to dive back in! Eat right, exercise, and really look at the list of goals I have in front of me for the duration of the year ahead. I want to achieve a lot this year, some of the hardest tasks I have ever faced.
I know that feeling good is what thrusts confidence for me anyways. I have spent the last week paying close attention to how I treat my body, first run in months and focused on putting good food into my body. I know it doesn't seem like a lot but it makes the greatest difference in taking the first big steps in getting out of my rut and tackling my list of goals!
My commitment to myself is to lose at least 30 pounds and to get back to me! It's time to get at these goals!
Thanks for reading! God Bless!
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