Water & Sky Ground Me

I am renting a condo in a high rise. I have an ocean view. As a beach lover, living by the ocean is truly my happy place. While living here I learned a few things about what I like and don’t like.
✌️I like being by water. It grounds me. I would like to always live by water. But it doesn’t matter if it is ocean, bay or lake. I just want to live by water so I can see it every day.
✌️I like being able to see the sky at different times of the day. It makes me appreciate the vastness of the Universe. It reminds me that no matter what happens, the sun will always come up tomorrow.
✌️I like practicing Yoga at home while looking at water and sky. I stopped going to classes at yoga studios because I love practicing at home looking at the water and sky. I always want a place in my home to practice yoga looking at water. It brings me peace. It slows me down. It connects me to nature and myself.
✌️I don’t like that I can sometimes hear my neighbors talking. That means they can probably hear me talking. That creeps me out a bit. A house may be better.
✌️I don’t like that I don’t have a washer and dryer in my unit. I have to go to the laundry room.
✌️I would like to play my drum at home. But it would be too noisy in the condo.
✌️I love the simplicity of condo living. I have a million allergies and have no desire to return to any area that has trees, grass, gardens and flowers. Stone gardens and sand is cool for me. I am healthier here and feel better.
✌️I love the collection of art I am building.
✌️I love being able to walk on the boardwalk every day.
✌️I love that my building has a pool. I’ll enjoy that after the beach.
✌️I am happy and grateful now that I live in a condo by the beach.

✌️The most important thing I found out about myself while living by the beach is peace is within me. Therefore, I can live anywhere and be happy. But I would prefer staying coastal. 🙏

Here are some pictures I took tonight while I walked on the beach after practicing Yoga.






Home – Daily Post


The Daily Post’s challenge was to show HOME in Photos or Blog Content.  I am posting a picture of my Living Room.  I moved into a Condo in a highrise with an Oceanview just about three weeks ago.  Many don’t know that the only things I took with me when I moved were clothes, personal belongings and my bedroom set(50 years cherry wood handed down from my Godmom).  Otherwise, I decided to buy everything new for a new beginning.

I made the decision that I needed a fresh start and needed to move about four months ago. I’ve been planning and strategizing the move every since.  I knew I wanted a RED sofa with dark wood furniture.  Four months ago I started visualizing how I wanted my living room to look.  My brand new RED sofa was delivered recently. The sofa didn’t fit in my building’s evelator.  The building I live in an old Hotel from the 50’s.  Small elevators with low ceilings.  When the delivery guys told me I just about cried.  But, I kept my faith and thought positive.  They then offered to see if they could carry up the SEVEN flights of stairs.  I agreed. I watched as the tried to get in the first floor and when it fit, I nearly jumped out of my skin with joy.  15 minutes later my RED sofa was in my living room. They carried the sofa up SEVEN flights of stairs for me and made my vision come true.  Believe me I tipped them well – their lunch and dinner were on me:-)

As you will see in the picture, the basics are in place. I still need artwork, accessories, an area rug and a lamp. But, the basics are there.  You will also see that although I live at the beach, my style is contemporary/Cityish rather than seashoreish.  As I looked at my living room last night visualizing the next phase of my decorating project, I realized my living room look exactly how I envisioned it four months ago.  Everything right down to the cream color throw on the side of the sofa is how I saw it in my visions.

My little nugget of wisdom in this post is to use visualization techniques to help you create the life of your dreams.  See your destiny. Live your best life in my mind before you ever see in reality.

I am grateful today for my condo by the beach and for the delivery guys who walked my RED sofa up SEVEN flights of stairs.

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