In February, I had the chance to go to the beach. Since I live in the Midwest, the opportunity to get away from the cold weather and feel some sand between my toes was welcomed! It was a wonderful to escape for a few days and be able to enjoy some Florida sunshine.
Visiting the beach wasn’t the only thing that I did on my trip to Florida. I was there for the Olde City, New Blood Conference for readers and writers of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet friends that I have been talking to for years online, in real life.
I’m always asked if I think people are the same online as they are meeting them in real life for the first time. Absolutely! And now that I’ve met them, I can totally put their voices with their words online.
In addition to meeting some great friends, I was also able to take several days to relax. My schedule is normally so hectic and I constantly feel like everyone is so busy around me at home. It was nice to get the opportunity to slow down and just enjoy. Being in a different atmosphere is sometimes just the rejuvenation I need.
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” ― Audrey Hepburn
While being at the beach makes me happy, it was also nice to get back home to the snuggly hugs of my daughter. Next time I’ll have to take my family to the beach with me.
What are some of the things that make you happy?