I can’t tell you the last time I went to the beach and I live only twenty minutes away! It’s a shame to be so close to such a beautiful place and only visit when I have visitors from up north. I guess my excuse is that life gets in the way. I love writing, I actually love deadlines, but I can be very focused and forget to fill my creative well from time to time. Instead of walking along the shoreline to gain inspiration or work through a sticky plot point, I usually go to the gym. Not as pretty a view, but it gets the job done.
So why do we let our everyday schedules rule us? Why don’t we get out more and enjoy the incredibly stunning world we live in?
Here are some shots of the beach I should hang out at more often.
If you’ve let your work become your main focus lately, I recommend taking a day, or if that’s too much, a few hours and visit an area near you that speaks to your soul. Like I said, the beach is close to me, so I plan on making the trek there more often. And since the setting for a few of my next books are in the mountains, I can’t wait to go hiking in the fall. No matter how busy I am, I vow to get out more often. How about you?
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of fifteen novels. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Look for her newest Heartwarming release, The Wedding March, available now. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at Tara Randel Books