Sometimes You Just Need To Get Away

This winter was getting to me. While I enjoyed the glistening white of freshly-fallen snow on most days, the cold was finding its way deep into my bones.

I was struggling to write each day. The flow had stopped. I was way out of “the zone.” Despite having three books to create, I couldn’t find the words nor the enthusiasm to bring them to life. The winter blues had arrived and I was just slogging through the days waiting for the change of seasons.

There were a few bright moments of enthused writing, especially the story from NFL player Derrick Coleman’s mom and my article on Banana George for WaterSki magazine. I also created a writing journal inspired by my favorite quotes: In Pursuit of Passion.

Yesterday, I arrived in Florida with my mom, sister and niece to spend a week at the beach. We were pretty tired when we finally settled in. I decided to take a quick walk on the beach before the sun went down. The shift in energy was measurable. The moment I placed my feet on the sand I could feel the heaviness of winter escape me.

Sometimes you just need to get away.


2 replies
  1. Glenda Watson Hyatt
    Glenda Watson Hyatt says:

    Karen, something just struck me reading this post. With your barefooting, walking on the beach and such, it sounds like that is what grounds you and connects you with your passion/energy. Interesting. Just an observation, for whatever it is worth. Enjoy your time in the sun!

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