Doing What I Love Instead Of Always Working Hard For My Money

Beach walking is definitely on the list!

Patrice Walker
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

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Windward Oahu shoreline dominated by the Ko’olau mountain range.
The shoreline at Kualoa Regional Park. Photo by author.

On the last day of May, my birthday month, almost out of the blue, I decided to stop working early (sewing piecework) and take a walk on the beach, thereby fulfilling a promise I’d made to Mother Nature over a year ago, namely to reestablish a relationship with Her.

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The sun was out after a long period of clouds, rain, and more clouds and rain. And instead of sticky, humid, wet weather, the trade winds were briskly blowing after over two weeks without them.

No way was I going to let this opportunity to get outside go, especially considering the recent news I’d received of a severe vitamin D deficiency.

“You’ve hemmed and hawed long enough,” my body/mind tells me. “You either get up off your butt and go outside, or you get sicker.”

In the past, I would probably have continued sewing in order to fulfill my daily quota of completed pieces. But I’ve been realizing lately that this work isn’t as satisfying as it used to be. It’s also keeping me from doing…

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Patrice Walker
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

I'm a Boomer who loves to write, crochet, explore metaphysics, & walk the beaches of O'ahu. Paywall-free links to my stories at https://ko-fi.com/patricewalker