A few weeks ago, days before October we headed off on an impromptu weekend trip to the beach. Sounds crazy right? Well, it kind of was. We had made a choice to try to get to the beach at least once a year since in our former living situation that wasn’t a possibility or let me be frank, a certain someone hated the beach which meant, we never went. So Friday after work My mom, my sister, my brother and myself packed up the car and drove two hours down to Rhode Island for a weekend away. We splurged just a little and were able to get a last minute room that looked out towards the water. We didn’t have a balcony but the windows opened wide so the last thing we heard before we fell asleep, and the first thing we heard in the morning were the beautiful crashing waves. I constantly have a hard time falling asleep, mostly because of my anxiety but falling asleep to the ocean most definitely does the trick.
Considering it was so close to October my expectations for nice weather were low. But when we arrived Friday night, and after we unpacked and had dinner, I was able to sit by the ocean, lighted by the moon, close to midnight, for the first time in my 25 years of life by the way, and I was perfectly comfortable in a sweatshirt, leggings, and my bare feet. On Saturday, it was warm, and gorgeous. We couldn’t have asked or anything better! I am never more at peace than I am when I’m on the water.
Now my family fights. I mean FIGHTS. Constantly. We’re very different, but also the same, we don’t all necessarily like the same things (the ocean being one of the few exceptions), and sometimes my siblings can barely be in the same room with each other. So some parts of this mini vacation were stressful, my mom wasn’t thrilled the whole time, my brother was cranky, and my sister was… my sister. ( who I owe this entire thing too because without her contribution to paying for the majority we never would have been able to do this, so if there is the off chance you’re reading this THANK YOU. ) As I was saying, not everyone got along, I was still reeling from all the political happenings that were surrounding me, I wasn’t necessarily in the right place mentally because of it, but there is something about the ocean that helps to try to make that all fade away… at least for a little while.
So, here are a few of the many pictures I took while on this mini vacation. Enjoy. Xoxo.