Sunday, August 25, 2013

Under the Sea

My sister always says that I should have been born in late February or March so that my astrological sign would be picses. I am obsessed with the ocean, and swimming in general. I started swimming lessons when I was 4, and swam competively through high school. I love mermaid, fish, and seashell decorations and trinkets. I used to watch the Little Mermaid and Splash daily. It's something I've always been passionate about.

In June, one of my coworkers and I went to Ocean City for a mini getaway. All summer I've wanted to bring Ryan, but we've been so busy with other commitments that we weren't able to. This weekend we finally took a day and went. We originally planned on getting a hotel and staying Saturday night, but after seeing how expensive it would be and realizing most hotels require 2 consecutive night stays, we decided to make a day trip out of it. After all, it's only about 2.5 hours from our home. Not bad at all.

Ryan advertising for my alma mater!
We walked around the boardwalk, went to dinner, people watched, walked along the beach, napped on our beach towels, read books, and relaxed. I, as always, spent a considerable amount of time swimming in the ocean and dodging waves with my goggles. I don't think I will ever grow out of enjoying that! There is something about being fully under water that is so peaceful to me. It's a different kind of silent that gives me a place I can clearly open my mind and explore thoughts. I remember feeling this same way when I was here in June. I feel happiest at the beach. I'm most at peace with my thoughts and worries here.

I am so thankful that God created the ocean and that His plan includes us moving to sunny California next summer. I always talk about how I would love DC so much more if there was an ocean nearby. It's going to be amazing living so close to the ocean, and I fully intend on taking advantage of it!

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