Friday, April 6, 2012

Coastal Retreat..........................

Okay, it's true.  I am retired.  So why is it, that this time of year still makes me think about vacations and get aways?  I feel the need to get out of dodge, rest, relax, and feel the ocean or lake between my toes.  Had a retiree given me this speech while I was still teaching full time, I would have listened politely but secretly chosen a view colorful phrases as I thought about how a retired person could possibly "need" a vacation!
 
I now have a different perspective.  Fearful of being bored and lonely when I first stopped working, I quickly found a number of volunteer opportunities that would insure continued interaction with the human race. In addition to running my art business, I volunteer for three separate organizations.  On top of that, are all of the typical events that arise when one is part of an extended family and I actually find myself having to schedule "studio" time to be sure I tend to my business.  
 
I'm not complaining about any of it.  I love my new life! I'm simply acknowledging that  even now I am busy and exhausted.  In short, I need a vacation; much like my two little baby bird friends above who have recently flown to the coast for a little r & r..............................

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