Starcat’s Favorites: Seaside Vacation

I’ve been away this week, up at Quester’s family camp on the ocean. It’s been a delight.

Quester and I were celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary, and we also enjoyed hosting some new friends from out of state who stayed with us for a few days.

It can be hard for me sometimes to take time off, but this place gently encourages leisure. Each time I go to camp, I remember how much my creative soul is nourished by taking time away to play and enjoy. 

We love to canoe along the edge of the bay, watching for seals and eagles. Sit on the screened-in porch and watch the sunset. Go for walks along the shore. It’s a quiet place made for daydreaming.

I’ve always particularly enjoyed journaling at camp. When I went through my old journals a few years ago, as I read the book Harvesting Your Journals by Rosalie Deer Heart and Alison Strickland, I found that “at camp” was a whole category of entries.

It’s a magickal place that encourages rest and reflection. 

I’m so thankful that we have access to this sacred spot. 

What do you like to do when you take time away? 

Here are some recent finds from the web, perfect to read in the hammock, on the porch, or by the pool.

I’ve recently started writing a book I’ve had in mind for quite some time. The working title is Water Wisdom. It was cool to run across these tips for connecting with water by Danielle LaPorte.

I often use the alignment system from Dungeons & Dragons to describe my own value system (neutral good, with a hint of chaos, if you’re wondering). This article offers a useful description, even for those who have never played.

Last week I wrote about cultivating gratitude, and this post talks about how to become more grateful.

One of my marvelous clients shared this post about crystals for writers. I love it!

I’m not sure exactly why, but I’ve been delving into the realm of time management and content curation lately. Here are some of my finds:

The difference between a manager’s schedule and a maker’s schedule.

An interesting article on “simple” (simpler?) time management.

This one is more about content curation, but framed in a fascinating way (having or creating a “second brain.”). I’d like to read his book.

Nothing better than reading about productivity while you’re in leisure mode! Hee hee.



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