Monday, October 5, 2015

WODW - The language of Water.


Write or Die Wednesdays


Linking up with 
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for this weeks bi-weekly link up. Today's topic is: 



When my world gets too stressful. When I feel like the world is crashing all around me. When I have a huge decision to make. When all I can hear is static and noise. When I need to find my sense of gravity and peace. When I need a day filled with peace and beauty. When I just simply need a recharge.. I go to water. I find the nearest pool, lake or ocean and go. Someday's it's just as simple as driving by the beach and looking over at the waves crashing against the shore. There is something so rejuvenating about it to me.  Like the waves speak a language I don't quit understand buy my soul does. I can feel the stress, worry, annoyance, static just melt away. It can take a matter of moments to a couple of hours. I can sit in silence for hours at the beach. I can simply show up in a pair of shorts in a tank top with a bottle of water - and sit for HOURS. 9 out of 10 I turn my phone off & bring a book just in case I want to read.. but reading is a distraction.



Water has always been a calming factor to me. I love when it rains. I love when it storms. It's a different kind of love language but it's still really refreshing and rejuvenating. I could sit in a chair on a porch and listen to the rain for hours. I used to make a pot of coffee and do just that. Sit on my front porch in Oklahoma and just watch it rain.



I even love songs about rain. SheDaisy - I Wish I were the Rain/ Jana Kramer - I Hope it Rains/ Carrie Underwood - Blown Away/ Dierks Bentley - Settle for a Slowdown/ When It Rains - Eli Young Band/ Bring on The Rain - Jo Dee Messina/ Let It Rain - David Nail/ Songs About Rain - Gary Allen/ She's My Kind of Rain - Tim McGraw and of course Rain Is A Good Thing - Luke Bryan.



I love being in water. I love the feel of the water. I love the coolness, or the saltiness. I love how it makes you feel so youthful and free. I love the feeling of being in a pool can quickly take over your body. During hot days in OK - I'd sit out in my blow up pool and relax. Melt the week's stress away. It was heaven. I used the pool in my backyard here in CA for my pregnancy relief. It was a godsend. 



Water is my super weapon. It's my de-stresser. It's my relaxing tool. I have no idea what I'll do when we move away from CA and I'm not 20 min from the Ocean.  All of these pictures are ones that I have taken. Hope you all enjoy.  

5 comments:

  1. Trips to the beach are always so relaxing to me as well.
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  2. I love your relationship with water! This was one of my favorite parts:
    "Like the waves speak a language I don't quit understand buy my soul does." I bet you have some heavy Pisces/Neptune action in your chart :)

    I always thought the ocean or any body of water would be my thing, cause wouldn't it be anyone's!? I mean, how powerful, soothing, mysterious it is! But when I lived smack in the middle of Oahu and saw ev-er-y day that I was surrounded by water, it became a source of anxiety and confinement rather than comfort. I prayed every day that my feelings about it would change. I wanted SO badly to love it.

    My comfort comes in woods and forests. My back yard now is literally a state park, and I love walking the trail through the woods. I breathe in hard and savor the smell of leaves, and you know what!? When the wind blows and the trees rustle, it sounds like waves crashing! I can hear it from my house too, and it is a good feeling. I get to hear my favorite thing in nature while being reminded that I was once blessed to live with the the ocean too.

    Life...gotta love it :)

    Thank you for sharing!!

    -Shelly

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    1. I'm so glad you liked it! I'm a Scorpio so water in one of our signs. I don't think I could live on a island surrounded by water - I like to be grounded but I would give it a try if the offer came up. lol.
      Amy

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  3. I've always wished I could have that kind of relationship with water. Don't get me wrong - I love the sound of the waves and I like looking at the ocean etc. But I just can't let go of my fear to get in and enjoy it. Sucks. But I'm so glad that it brings comfort to you. It's nice to have something that brings you joy and calm. :) Thanks so much for linking up, Amy!!!

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    1. I didn't realize my love for water until I moved from Oklahoma. We had lakes that I would frequently visit in OK and moving out here I realized that I really missed those lakes. After getting my navigational boundaries down I was able to find some nice ocean spots of my own.
      Truth be told.. I'm terrified of being in water if I can't touch or see the bottom of.. but I love the water. I love listening to it crash against he shore. I love watching the waves roll in. I love the different colors that water can be.
      ha! anyway. Thank you.
      Amy

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