A day in the sun...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ok, so generally speaking the sun is not my friend. I am so pale I tend to reflect instead of soak it up. I really haven't tried to even get in sun in years. Well Sunday I and two of my friends headed out to a private creek to cool off on the hottest day of the year so far in Alabama. We packed a lunch, gathered up some towels, and headed out. I started not to go with them. It has been years since I even wore shorts much less a bathing suit. But I have to say my love of the water and being outdoors finally won over the thought of exposing too much skin.
We had so much fun. We put our lawn chairs in the creek and dipped our hands in its still cool water while the hot sun beat down on us. We fought dragon flys, sharp rocks and 1 pair of lost flip flops.(Sorry Brooke)I can't remember the last time I had so much fun. Just us girls talking and laughing. Maybe even gossiping a little. I never even gave one thought to my body or what it looked like. I just drank in good friends and the perfect peace of nature. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm so glad I didn't let my insecurity stand in my way of one of the best times I've had in years.
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  • NEWSUE45
    Good for you Beth, I am glad that you had such a wonderful time with your friends. Why should we wait to live life until we are thinner? I'm glad you are getting out of your comfort zone and enjoying yourself!
    3056 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    3056 days ago

    I definitely know what you mean about reflecting the sun! I went to the beach last week and all those perfectly tanned hard bodies around me LOL I blended in with the sand (thank goodness) I haven't worn shorts in years either I have worn them three or four times over the past couple of weeks and it felt good! Way to go on getting past those insecurities and I am happy to hear you had a blast in the mean time! Have a great Week!


    3059 days ago
    Beth ~
    That sounds like a BLAST!!
    I am so glad you went! What a great day!
    It's still cold here, so i am a bit jealous, but i am very happy for you!!!
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    I wish you many more wonderful summer days!! emoticon
    emoticon Cindi
    3059 days ago
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