Adventure Challenge – Day 47: Toes in the Sand

I an in love with the ocean. I have been since the first time I saw it at the age of 19. I had barely been out of Kansas where I was born and raised. I hopped a flight to Hawaii on a whim that I needed to do something exciting with my life. The first day I arrived I went directly to the ocean. I sat in waist deep water for hours just watching all of the colorful fish swim around my legs. I felt like a small child discovering something for the first time. I was hooked. I spoke to a girl from England that told me once I got the ocean in my soul I would never get it out. She was right.

It’s rough being an Irish fair-skinned ginger Pisces mermaid from Kansas. I try to get my toes in the sand as often as a Kansas girl can. I was extremely excited to show it to my son for the first time. I decided to introduce him to the ocean at Sanibel Island in Florida. I could walk the beach for hours collecting shells. He can’t really play in the ocean because if the cast on his broken arm, but it didn’t slow him down.

He built sand castles with his one good arm and jumped into waves as they came up. He soaked himself. I had a refreshing mojito and walked along the beach searching for seashells. It sort of feels like coming home.




About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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