Back in September, I put my shop on vacation mode and took off to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. My aunt and uncle rent a house there every year but my schedule does not always permit me to go. This year, I forced myself to schedule in time for a little getaway to just relax and unwind after such a busy and stressful year. I was there for three and a half short days, but in those days, I squeezed in as much “me” time as possible.
This was the boardwalk to the beach and I just love the simplicity of it.
And THIS is the beach . The sand is white and the water is blue. I felt like I was in the Caribbean somewhere when I was standing on the beach. Even though it was only a three hour plane ride, I really felt like I had traveled to another country.
The weather was absolutely perfect the first day I was there. Unfortunately, the second day, it was a bit overcast so we walked a short distance to the Corolla Lighthouse. Fun fact about me is that I absolutely love lighthouses. My bucket lists includes visiting every lighthouse in the United States.
There were over 200 steps to the reach the top of the lighthouse and once I got towards the top, I really felt those 200 steps.
But, LOOK AT THAT VIEW! It was a little overcast so I couldn’t see that far out but it was still breathtaking and totally worth the 200 steps.
Another part of my trip that I really enjoyed was waking up every morning before the sunrise to walk down to the beach and go for a run. There’s something about running and feeling the ocean breeze and seeing the waves crashing that just makes me giddy. Oh, and the sunrise…
There is simply nothing as awe-inspiring as a beach sunrise.
When I got back from my trip, I felt inspired and motivated. Sometimes all it takes is a different environment, natural beauty and a little bit of “me” time to get your mojo back.