When I host my pity parties, I know it is time to get up, get out and get going. I tell myself, just go for a walk. So much easier said than done. My 50th birthday present I gave to myself was a Nikon D5000, and that has made all the difference. Instead of walking in a funk, ruminating about my big ass, the dismal weather, stupid politicians, wars, careless drivers, the irritating pain in my right elbow, and whatever else is depressing or annoying, I now focus, literally, in the moment. Savor it, record it and take it home with me. I only live 10 minutes from the ocean but it has taken me 10 years to get to this place.
Sunset at Cardiff
The little black dots in the water are surfers, surfing the sun to bed. Too cold for me!