San Diego has had the strangest summer weather this year. I barely got to the beach even though I am so close. I think this says a lot about my current state of mind. I have not been in touch with nature as I have been focusing on working on my writing. I always say that I can go to the beach and write from there, however, my home is so comfortable and I have so many things on my to do list that I just haven’t felt the need to leave. Or at least that is what my mind tells my self.
I also tell myself that if I let the summer pass me by it will be because of priorities, not procrastination. Because I am not delaying going to the beach I am just making other choices. So I forgive myself for not taking down time to enjoy the summer. Right now, my primary concern is my keeping my writing production schedule on track. While it is true that I can write from the beach, the time and effort in getting there is the same time that I can get 2 or 3 small things checked off my list. Frankly, though the weather is also not making a good show of a typical California summer so it is easy to choose work over play.
My most productive times are during the daylight hours. At night I have a hard time focusing. I really start to unwind as soon as the sun goes down. When I am working at night I stick to simple tasks like planning my next day, bullet journaling, and maintenance on my servers and websites. Therefore, my going to the beach anytime soon may not happen.
Now if I was going to the beach, I found these items as I was window-shopping online. I do that a lot. I project myself into situations that would be necessary for me to buy the things I see and where I would use them. Envisioning in this way I feel almost as though I have them in my closet already.