First some more notes about this process: Reading Ali’s blog as she goes is very inspiring. Love how real she is. Not only do I enjoy the details of this process and looking at things differently, but I find the reflection helps me address areas where I want to change or improve. It sort of brings attention to things and makes me add mental notes or additions to to-do list. I like that part too.
I was looking forward to Tuesday for a few days now. It was a planned day off for a trip to the beach.
My favorite beach that I’ve been going to since I was a kid. We try to make a few trips every year, but this summer has been so busy, this was the first! I can’t believe it took me until August 18th to get to the beach. Some kind of record I do not want to repeat again.
I didn’t take any written notes today – when I got to the beach it is all about relaxation. Of course I took a few photos, but it was mostly about enjoying the weather & spending time together. At the end of the day I did write an entry in Day One to recap the events:
Beachin day… Start off with breakfast & coffee, pack up.. B working a lil… Leave at 9… Stop at wawa for a potty break.. Stop at Primos for hoagies… Not that busy for a hot summer day… Water choppy… $6 to get on beach… Go to baths, then walk on. Parked first row. Carry on chairs, umbrella, blanket, towels, cooler bag, etc.. Hot in sun… Layout, chat, eat hoagie… Lay more then go for swim. Water is really cold for August… Get used to it a lil, feels good to cool down… Lay in sun & shade. Some reading yoga journal… Practice few asanas. B listen to music. Ppl watch, watch dad struggling with carrying stuff… Eat cheezits & grapes… Water… Back in ocean, jump under waves a bit… Cool down, dry off then film asana transition… Rest & pack up. Take showers, get changed. Stop at b&b, fav store. 2 tanks & shorts. Go to seaside Boardwalk. Jimbos for beer & butterfly fries, quesadilla & clams. See sign for Craig Newell, Elvis. Relax, watch bartenders. Ppl watch. Go to arcade to play skee ball or arctic ball… Best out of 3, B wins, even tho my first game was awesome. Photo booth. Check out stores. B buys me cute baja at vintage shop. Kohrs for custard. Banana & choc sprinkles for me, twist & choc sprinkles for him. Watch cats. Wonder about that. Head home. Hear same songs all day: fight song, Meghan trainor & Sheryl crow ‘all I wanna do..’ Talk a lot about how lucky we r… How this is much better than going to work. Nice day. Great weather.
Besides the oatmeal, all of these photos I’m sharing for Tuesday are unedited. Keeping it real.
A few more notes about this process: So far I have mostly used my iPhone, except for a handful of shots. I want to get a different perspective and am planning to carry the Fuji X100S tomorrow. We will see. I like to get more action in the frame. Also horizontal shots. Realizing when I use iPhone I initially just take vertical shots or use the square frame. I want more landscape 4×6 shots.