A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Spend a day at the beach.
Date completed: October 2, 2011.
Number: 13 (remember, these goals will not all be done in order. It’s a random list where the numbers actually are).
Description: I never used to be a fan of the beach. That was until a friend got married in Florida. Then I found the beauty of beaches. For photos. For relaxing. For swimming. For whatever. I just like it better when nobody is around.
Why I wanted to do it: Different reasons, I guess. The biggest was that I knew it would help me clear my mind a bit. That’s been needed recently. And, to be honest, I just liked the idea of walking around the beach and having no worries.
How I did it: I took advantage of my aunt’s offer to stay down at her place on the Jersey Shore. The tourist season was done, so the beach was quite empty. It was decent weather when I was there, too, so that was nice. Cool enough to wear a sweatshirt, but warm enough to loaf in shorts. I actually spent a lot of the time at the shore on the beach, in different spots, ranging from Avalon to Cape May to Sea Isle City. But it was refreshing. I walked the beaches barefoot, I walked through the water coming up on the beach and I sat and stared out over the ocean. I took photos. I geocached. I relaxed. I realized what a treat the beach is. I don’t know how much I would like it with a lot of people around, but it did what I hoped for this trip — it relaxed me and allowed me to clear my mind some.
I took a lot of photos from the trip and you can see them in this Flickr set (note: as of Nov. 21, I still have one full day’s worth of photos I need to process and add to the set!)
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on Oct. 10, 2010 with an anticipated finish date of July 8, 2013. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.