Sand Between My Toes to Recharge My Batteries

sand-toes-by-the-waterWhat inspires me?   I’ve been asking that question for a while now.  When you’re feeling tired, overworked and worn out, it’s hard to get inspired.  You’re just drained of energy.  I’ve been feeling that way lately and needed a break.  So when my girlfriends suggested we go on a girls trip to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, I quickly agreed.  I looked forward to soaking up some sun, eating good food, having a Mojito and getting sand between my toes.  

We stayed at a beautiful Marriott resort (I love my Marriott points) that overlooked the ocean.  As soon as I set my feet in the water, I started feeling some peace and rejuvenation.  It was just what I needed.  We ate at one of my favorite places, The Chart House.  It was amazing!   And then we discovered Sun Surf Sand – a new restaurant on the main drag.   I love experiencing new culinary adventures.   My friends call me the “foodie” of the group.  I have such a love of food.  

My most favorite parts of the trip were wading in the water looking for sea life, reading, resting and telling stories and boy, do we have a bunch of them!   One of my dearest friends tells the most hilarious stories.  We laughed until our faces hurt and I came back revived.   It was good medicine for the soul and I’m thankful that I was able to get away.   

One of my favorite quotes of all time goes something like this…”Treating yourself gently will make you strong.”  Many of us women juggle so much in our lives, running all the time and don’t take the time to treat ourselves kindly.   I wonder if we treated ourselves more kind, more often, would be kinder to others?  Just a thought.   

Now I am back, my batteries are recharged and it is time to start creating again.   Can’t wait!