Life, writing and not worrying.

Posted by Sherry Roit on Thursday, February 3, 2011 Under: General


 Here I sit at the day job, typing on my shiny baby, Sezzy Eddie. I've done some good writing since adopting Eddie. Some in a coffee shop-- oh so cliche but effective-- and some at home. I've also done a lot of not writing and I'm not sorry, nor am I worried. Why? Because I've been out living life, exploring this state (and the one south) that I live in. I have wanderlust, dear readers, and it must be satisfied. Until the day I can make it to Europe, this is a close second, exploring the coast and such, and oh; I do love the ocean. Some of you have seen my lighthouse pictures amongst hundreds of others, on my personal facebook page. I've got 5 more to go from Newport, Oregon, to the Cali border.

Even these short trips aren't always easy to take. I am pretty poor, ladies and gents (not gonna whinge). I can't just spend money willy-nilly. But. I realized that I've spent far too much time saying I can't do this or that and not enough time making it happen in some way. I don't need fancy hotels. I don't even need a hotel. My car gets good gas mileage. I can take cheap road snacks (which include good-for-me fruit) and not worry about eating out, and this is exactly the sort of thing I've been doing, like my recent hours long excursion around the peninsula, all the way down to my fave lighthouse, just to catch a sunset there. 

It was SO worth it. And you know what? I probably would've spent that gas money on something less special and totally unnecessary. Or on some other form of entertainment, so I'm not bored to tears staying at home. That sunset was priceless, anyway!

I want to do more, and will, but also have to save to see my parents in April. But I'm basically trying to do at least one thing per month. That was one of my lifestyle changes along with several other things, throughout last year. I promised this to myself. I mean, it had been so long since I'd been to the coast, that when I finally got back there last August, I stood there at North Head and WEPT with joy, people. WEPT. That's not a bad thing, but that also means it'd been too long! (I still get misty-eyed, though. Did on Tuesday, being there.) I am scheming on more (some bigger) coastal trips.

Anyway. I'm word wobbling. The point is, this recharges me, inspires me, makes me happy. I can't write if I'm sucked dry. I can't write if I'm sitting at home wishing I was doing anything else. More importantly, even if it doesn't inspire writing, I can't exist without this. It just ain't livin'.

I'm livin' as best I can with what I've got.

Tuesday, I think I'll hang out at Deception Pass. It's about a two hour drive. Don't worry; pictures will be posted at FB, as always. =)

What recharges you? What can't you live happily without?


 

In : General 


Tags: life  writing  travel 
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Life, writing and not worrying.

Posted by Sherry Roit on Thursday, February 3, 2011 Under: General


 Here I sit at the day job, typing on my shiny baby, Sezzy Eddie. I've done some good writing since adopting Eddie. Some in a coffee shop-- oh so cliche but effective-- and some at home. I've also done a lot of not writing and I'm not sorry, nor am I worried. Why? Because I've been out living life, exploring this state (and the one south) that I live in. I have wanderlust, dear readers, and it must be satisfied. Until the day I can make it to Europe, this is a close second, exploring the coast and such, and oh; I do love the ocean. Some of you have seen my lighthouse pictures amongst hundreds of others, on my personal facebook page. I've got 5 more to go from Newport, Oregon, to the Cali border.

Even these short trips aren't always easy to take. I am pretty poor, ladies and gents (not gonna whinge). I can't just spend money willy-nilly. But. I realized that I've spent far too much time saying I can't do this or that and not enough time making it happen in some way. I don't need fancy hotels. I don't even need a hotel. My car gets good gas mileage. I can take cheap road snacks (which include good-for-me fruit) and not worry about eating out, and this is exactly the sort of thing I've been doing, like my recent hours long excursion around the peninsula, all the way down to my fave lighthouse, just to catch a sunset there. 

It was SO worth it. And you know what? I probably would've spent that gas money on something less special and totally unnecessary. Or on some other form of entertainment, so I'm not bored to tears staying at home. That sunset was priceless, anyway!

I want to do more, and will, but also have to save to see my parents in April. But I'm basically trying to do at least one thing per month. That was one of my lifestyle changes along with several other things, throughout last year. I promised this to myself. I mean, it had been so long since I'd been to the coast, that when I finally got back there last August, I stood there at North Head and WEPT with joy, people. WEPT. That's not a bad thing, but that also means it'd been too long! (I still get misty-eyed, though. Did on Tuesday, being there.) I am scheming on more (some bigger) coastal trips.

Anyway. I'm word wobbling. The point is, this recharges me, inspires me, makes me happy. I can't write if I'm sucked dry. I can't write if I'm sitting at home wishing I was doing anything else. More importantly, even if it doesn't inspire writing, I can't exist without this. It just ain't livin'.

I'm livin' as best I can with what I've got.

Tuesday, I think I'll hang out at Deception Pass. It's about a two hour drive. Don't worry; pictures will be posted at FB, as always. =)

What recharges you? What can't you live happily without?


 

In : General 


Tags: life  writing  travel 
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