I have had that motto my whole life and today I threw it out the window. Have you ever kicked yourself for not seizing a moment? Well, today I did. We went to the beach with friends (had a great time!) and one of the fellow mom’s invited her brother-in-law to join us. He is a phenomenal photographer, Roy Toft. Did I go over there and introduce myself or say I like his work? Nope! I just sat there. He was even playing in the sand with Joey who got to know him better. I figured he would not like some rookie coming up to him when he was relaxing. But, if you look at his website one of the first things I saw was that he loves to share his passion! What an idiot I am! I should know. Photographers are a different breed and do love to share what they do. At least I do. Oh well, I guess I will need to go see his gallery in person since it is so close. I can always say I am "JoJo’s mom".
Anyway, the sun was shinning, the temperature was perfect, the waves were high for boogie boarding and the kids had a blast. Us moms loved relaxing so it was a great day. I am still that Midwest girl who gets enamored when we go to the beach and it is in our own backyard. I feel so fortunate to have this paradise so close. I remember going to the ocean in Florida on spring break and just treasuring that time. My kids take for granted that at least once a week they will be in the Pacific Ocean. They just don’t know how lucky they are. (Listen to me, I sound like a grandparent!). But I still do not like all that sand. I hate it between my toes, in my suit and everywhere else.
anyway I close by saying CARPE DIEM!