life’s a beach

August 13, 2012

since we moved to NYC, I haven’t been blogging as often. it’s not that I don’t love this colorful space that I created in June of 2010, and it’s not that I don’t have anything to say – it’s just that I keep choosing to do other things with my time.

some of those things are new experiences in this city I love (been here four months now!), some are dates with friends, some are work-related, some are running-related, and sometimes I just want to sit on the couch with Billy and zone out.

I’m having a fulfilling love affair with my relationships, my job, and running. you know, life. and I’m happy. this blog is a virtual scrapbook, and I have no plans to stop documenting here. I imagine I’ll continue to devote some of my time here over the months and years when I feel compelled to share something!

Billy was out of town in Dallas last week. he returned on Friday and we spent the weekend hanging out, eating good food (sushi date on Friday and homemade Tex-Mex on Saturday), running, napping, and heading out to the beach yesterday.

we took the A train from Manhattan/transfer/S train to Rockaway Beach= 1.25 hours

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we didn’t really know what to expect. we’ve been to the Hamptons, but never to any of the closer public beaches in NY. it was quite a scene, and very crowded at parts. we found a place to set up shop, had a little beach picnic, and did some reading.

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I’m not one to sit still for too long so I went for a walk and explored.

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climbed a big dune, and enjoyed the ocean breeze.

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is your life a beach lately?

how are you choosing to spend your time?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather (Where's the Beach) August 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

Good for you Dorry – life is so short and you’re clearly making it a point to truly live and enjoy. I think that is so important. With technology, blogging, etc. it’s easy to lose sight of what’s most important and that’s the here and now!
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dorrybird August 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

thanks, Heather! I’ve just got to go with what works for right now, but I know the blog will always be here, and I love documenting the fun times we’re having.
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Stephanie August 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

I’ve decided to start blogging again, but I’m definitely walking into it this time with a different mentality about how frequently I post and other “blogger” decisions. I miss the interaction but I don’t miss the huge time chunks maintaining took. I’ve been reading your blog for the past 4 months and although I don’t comment – I’ve been enjoying your outlooks on your recent adventures!

I’m so glad you and Billy are enjoying your move. Sounds like it’s perfect for the both of you so far.


dorrybird August 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

so good to hear from you, Stephanie! I need to come catch up on your blog and see what’s happening in your life with those gorgeous kiddos! thanks for leaving a comment – means a lot, and I have the same thing happening in my world – still reading blogs when I have a few minutes here and there, but don’t have the desire to spend MORE time in front of a computer than I already do for work. :)


Petra August 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

Tagged you – but don’t worry if you’re having too much fun living and loving! Love your perspective on things.
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dorrybird August 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

thanks, Petra! I’ll come check out your blog and see the “tag”! :)


Jess August 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I love love love this transition to living an even more fuller life “IRL” and blogging less/only when the urge strikes. I’ve noticed I’ve been doing a lot more of that lately too and it just…feels right. So keep at it friend, keep on living!! xo!
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dorrybird August 14, 2012 at 7:40 pm

thanks, Jess! feels great to know that other bloggers have similar thoughts, and we all just have to go with what works for us. :) I love your posts, and usually let them stack up in my reader, then catch up on the subway or on a rainy day on the couch!


jobo August 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I’m totally with you on this little life/blog transition. I sometimes still have plenty to say but have been using it more to scrapbook moments and weekend s etc, too and ya know what? I love it. I love writing that way and I love reading it! Just like yours. I love reading about your beach trip and seeing the pics on instagram too! what fun! Life IS and SHOULD always be a beach (or a lake!)
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dorrybird August 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

haha – yes! Life’s a lake. I love that – you should make a t-shirt! I know you’re with me, and I love knowing that people “get it”! I think I’ll go through a variety of stages in my blogging, and this is just where I am now. :)


JenATX August 16, 2012 at 6:41 am

I really enjoyed this post because I’ve noticed that I have been reading blogs a lot less. It was a big part of my daily routine back when I was discovering more about healthy living and my own feelings about health. Now, I only read when I have extra time… its like a little treat. I think this is interesting because maybe I don’t feel like I have to read about others’ healthy decisions in order to make my own.. its like the blogosphere is a support team, but I’m ok just knowing its there & not having to go to it every day.

Enjoy living life!


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