Lately I've been struggling to keep up my enthusiasm about blogging. Some days I'm full of ideas on which I fail to follow through, other days I feel I don't have any post worthy ideas, and the longer I procrastinate the easier it becomes to neglect this undertaking. I browse other blogs, enjoy scrolling through their images, tips, tricks, inspirations and stories, and wonder what it is that I am lacking. Finally it occurred to me that I was completely over thinking this! The reason I attempted to begin blogging in the first place was to give myself a reason to practice writing. I am learning nothing by waiting in silence for some stroke of inspiration or blessing of talent!
Sylvia Plath wrote:
"Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
I should simply be writing about anything and everything!
In other news:
These images, seen above, are my life lately. Strolling along the coast in Pacific Grove, hiking in Carmel Valley, driving to work at Pebble Beach, beach time on 17 mile drive, and picnicking at sunset. Some days I experience something I'll call heat envy, homesickness for those hot summers at the shore back east. In fact I keep forgetting that it's summer time because the weather here hasn't changed all that much and the wind off the Pacific still keeps me in a coat half the time. One cure I have found for silly thoughts like these is a quick scroll through the memory lane of my facebook timeline or instagram page. Say what you will about social networking but I cannot deny the joy it gives me to browse back through my life in images and reflect on how very lucky I am. Sometimes I just can't believe that THIS IS MY LIFE! I get to live here in one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I've lived and been to so many beautiful places, and our adventures are just beginning! How could I possibly look at these images and feel anything but blissful over the current state of my existence!