I wrote this 3+ years ago–not much has changed about wanting to head to my happy place, except we now have internet, giving me the ability to binge watch my programs! Otherwise, I love to escape and have a little time to myself. It’s a requirement for my sanity…
“Time to head to my happy place. The beach. My little creative vehicle. A place I call my own. Alone or with others. My colors: blue and yellow. Long walks on the beach. No phone. No internet. Limited cable.
That being said, I still bring my self. Hello self. Changing locations doesn’t change me. I am still crabby and menopausal. I just don’t have other personalities to contend with. Am I edging towards spending too much time alone? Possibly. Do I resent people when I have to re-enter my reality. Sometimes.
Nevertheless, I go because I am drawn to it. I am drawn to the comfort. I go because it’s different than this reality, where I am always on call and there’s always a mess to clean up.
In order to make the most of it, I go with this mantra, one that has worked for many years: be here now. And maybe, next time, I’ll take someone with me. Maybe.”