rough waters

July 12, 2010 |  Category:   life outings

The ocean waters at Robert Moses Beach on the western end of Fire Island was pretty rough today. The waves were huge and came crashing down much to the glee of the girls. They dared to go deeper and deeper in, all the while holding onto our hands in a death grip while squealing high pitched screams every time a wave broke. Girls.

We saw a few rescue situations from life guards though, so the waves meant business.

I’m trying to be very positive these days but to be honest, the sudden and unexpected changes with work all summer long is tiring. These waves are a spot on analogy. The last 2 weekends were a nice distraction, but we drive back into Brooklyn tomorrow early in the morning. Back to regular life. Staying positive is hard work. It’s up to me to choose what kind of week I’ll have.

What’ll it be?

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  • Andrew Thornton July 13, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Hopefully it’ll be a good week! I think a lot of us thought that this year would be full of change and new possibilities and in a way it was so far… but I also think it has started off to be a year of scrambling and making things work. It’s not necessarily a disappointment, just different. Whether it’s the economy or planetary alignment, a combination of the above… I think you’re spot on when you say that it’s up to us to turn things around.

  • rebecca July 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    whatever you are going through, i hope that you stay positive.

    just stumbled upon your blog… love the beautiful pics.

  • Lecia July 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I’m sorry to hear you’re having a hard time. My thoughts are with you. xo

  • Karen July 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I just stopped by to check out your pix – they’re striking, as usual. Forgive me for this, but you need to read this:

    It will help you re-set your compass and embrace what life hands you each day.

    Chin up.

  • Jenna July 13, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Karen, yes, I read what happened and it is so, so tragic. Of course it puts all in perspective.

  • Karen July 14, 2010 at 3:21 am

    I just didn’t want you to feel like I was belittling your experience…

    For what it’s worth, my husband has been doing freelance design work (grad degree from Pratt in Industrial Design) for the past year and a half, and there’s nothing low key about it. Projects are always high alert with insane deadlines, and then – nothing. Your comment about the waves being a metaphor for life is spot on. I guess the key is not just to figure out how to keep all of our heads out of the water, but how best to enjoy each wave. 🙂

  • Theresa July 14, 2010 at 3:56 am

    There must be something cosmic going on because I just can’t stay positive (long term). Why? Obviouly there is a back story but I feel like it shouldn’t make a difference, I am trying so hard to be “happy”. This summer has been near perfect weather wise and had great times visiting with friends yet when I stop for a moment I get all emotional (sad, depressed, frustrated). Distractions are key, we’re/I’m kind of like children in that way… Inside my head is full of tantrums until I am redirected and then I slowly get distracted enough to regroup and make a new effort towards positivity. Sad but true. It’s nice to read here that I am not alone. I hope you have a good week! I’ll try to do the same. Yes, it’s hard work…

  • Jenna July 14, 2010 at 7:36 am

    I like your last line. thank you.

  • Ms Pink July 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I hope your having a good week, just found your blog and I love your insights, photos and perspective… keep doing what your doing and hopefully things will work themselves out. 🙂


  • Karen July 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    here’s somehting positive: I’ve officially just “passed gas” in my new kitchen – ovens and stove are up and running! now, the only thing left are the 429 other details on the list. progress would be so much more enjoyable if it really felt like you were actually moving forward instead of sideways.