Today is the last last day of my vacation. As I sit here in my hotel room one last time overlooking the San Diego Bay, I am inspired to write this blog post to express how grateful I am to have had an opportunity to get away.
Because I was simply burned out. Burned out from the business of living. And burned out from the business of writing.
So for four glorious days, I said goodbye. I put down my pen and paper, closed up my computer and cell phone and got away. Away from the hustle and bustle of life and ministry to the beauty of San Diego, CA. I enjoyed the leisurely evening walks with my husband as we strolled hand-in-hand up and down the San Diego bay; I enjoyed watching the huge cruise ships arrive and depart from the harbor; I enjoyed watching the various performers as they entertained and convinced us to buy their wares; I enjoyed hopping on and off the colorful trolleys to tour the various attractions of the city. I enjoyed crossing the towering blue bridge to the seaside resort of Coronado and visiting its historic beaches and Hotel; I enjoyed riding up and down the hills of LaJolla and seeing the massive million dollar celebrity homes along the way; I enjoyed standing atop the highest point in San Diego and seeing a 360 degree view of the city and the Pacific ocean; I enjoyed touring a former navel ship to see how the men and women of the navy once ate, slept, lived and played; I enjoyed looking out the window on a dinner cruise and basking at the beauty of the ocean illuminated at night, and saluting the huge battleships glowing in the darkness along the way; I enjoyed watching the simple wonder of a dolphin leap in and out of the ocean and laughing at the massive sea lions as they sun-bathed along the coastal seashore; I enjoyed sitting on the benches of every beach we visited and simply doing nothing but basking in the beauty and wonder of the Pacific ocean.
My bags are packed and it’s time to return home. But I’ll never forget my four glorious days in San Diego, CA. For I am renewed, refreshed and reinvigorated. And ready to return to the mission of writing.
Sharing the journey,
Responding to God’s call to write: How are you taking time to renew and refresh yourself this summer so you’ll be ready to return to your mission of Christian writing? Post your comments on my blog. I enjoy hearing from you.