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7.26.2011

escape.

one of the best pieces of advice i ever got was as follows:

do five things you don't want to do. and do them all before noon.

some days, like today, the list begins with (1) getting out of bed and (2) taking a shower. and i continue on from there.

i don't know if it's the heat, the long days of summer or what but i've been feeling a lot like turning on my "no vacancy" light. there are things i simply don't want to deal with.

i'm starting to think i should be sequestered to a remote island for the coming month where my interaction with people will be minimal.

actually, come to think of it, a month in natural sunshine, by real water, far away from the concerns of every-day-life...that's ideal.

hmmm. how do i make that happen?

napoli








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29 comments:

Jenni Austria Germany said...

come here, come here! i'll drop everything and we'll go live at the seaside for a month. (i wish)

Lottie said...

This is just what I need too.

I thought a weekend away would be enough but it wasn't, and you have put exactly how I am feeling so eloquently into type.

xx

Elle said...

exactly. how. i feel. right. now. blahh.

Alex said...

Right there with you. Let's transport ourselves into those pictures.

marissa at the boot said...

you can come to my town, barletta. it's the place for not doing anything but sipping a peroni by the sea under the palms and laughing with friends. :)

Ana Magdalena said...

those photos are dreamy

Becca said...

feeling the same way....thanks for this post!

Erin said...

I'm wondering the same thing myself.

Collections said...

Ahh your dream of being on a far away island near real water sounds amazing. Definitely feeling that right now as well.

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Jennifer Rod said...

you can always visit the sunshine state! ;)

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

You read my mind. I can barely put the words together. I feel like being closed and shut off to the world. Not because I'm sad, not because I'm lonely, just because space is nice sometimes.

Erin {pughs' news} said...

That is some pretty great advice. To get those five things done before noon? Fabulous. Think of how freeing the afternoon would be! Thank you. I'm off to make my bed and get dressed right now!

{jaclyn} said...

that is great advice, might just have to write that one down. by the way your new header is absolutely lovely. watercolor is always so magical.

SarahAnn said...

Sigh. I always feel this way in the summer as well. But the advice is fantastic. I'm thinking over my day--at 9:47--and have already gotten out of bed, exercised, and eaten a banana. I suppose I need to determine the two most daunting tasks left in the day and get to them!

Little Tree Vintage said...

exactly how i feel at the moment..so sick of everything & everyone, i just want to be left alone! lets run away!

Katya said...

oh my gosh, i was totally there, in that beach photo last summer! in southern france! what i would give to escape this horrid heat wave and sit by the beach.

wildchild said...

you could always just run away?

communikate. said...

i dream of the island of culebra off of puerto rico often. it's small. it's caribbean. and it's cheap.

let's all just boycott life for a bit shall we? we can all meet up there and dance to the music with pina coladas in hand.

katie said...

can i join you?

Joy said...

I wrote the same thing just yesterday. I need an escape.
http://joysims.blogspot.com/2011/07/keep-her-with-you-always.html

Jeneric Generation said...

I was just saying on my blog today that Neverland sounds ideal, but if that is not realistic I would happily trade that for the beach!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Oh boy do I agree with this! Getting up in the mornings has gotten so hard, I think a tropical holiday would be the perfect cure :p Hopefully you get to take a vacation soon!!!

withoutizy said...

Aww! Start saving, sell off all your worldly possessions and run away for a while. That's what I'm doing. So far it's working out well ;)

withoutizy said...

Aww! Start saving, sell off all your worldly possessions and run away for a while. That's what I'm doing. So far it's working out well ;)

Blue Fruit said...

It's brilliant advice..

kylee said...

brilliant indeed. just the thing i needed to hear. getting going in the mornings may just be one of the hardest things for me. i need to do this. thanks for sharing meg.

vanessa joie said...

meg the more i read your blog the more i love it. and you. this is great advice and maybe i can make it to the end of the week.

Jennifer M. said...

This sounds awesome. I wish I could make this happen too. I really wish I could sequester myself from my life and my responsibilities for just a month.

Kate said...

That is actually really good advice. And I've been surrounded by water my whole summer. Unfortunately, that water is in the air and makes my life hell. Humidity is the death of my hair.