Monday, July 20, 2015

Play More, Spend Less or Nothing

from last week's play @ La Jolla Shores
I oftentimes get mistaken that just because I have time exploring the outdoors, I have a lot of time on my hands. :) For me, it's just all about priorities in striking a healthy balance between work and play. There's always something that we do that others don't do, and something we don't do that others do. For me, I set aside a time to do things I love doing such as relaxing and rejuvenating in the great outdoors. I probably belong to the very few who do not know what are the popular shows in TV or what are the current box-office hits because watching TV and movies are sacrificed in exchange of spending time with nature. With so many choices we have, we just have to choose what matters more to us.   

During the last day of school, some of my students asked me if what very special thing I would do for the summer break. I told them, "enjoy life in San Diego." A few responded, "sleep in, sleep in, watch TV, and Netflix." I said, "Nope, I would be very tired with that lifestyle of sleeping in, TV and Netflix. For me, enjoying life means Hiking, Hiking, and The Ocean." When I said that, a lot of my students gave me  two thumbs up, and said, "see you at the trail, Mrs. L", or "see you at the beach".

 So, what have I been up to this past week? Well, what else, but hiking and the ocean. :) Below are some of the pictures from last week's play.
Hubby's After Work Wednesdate

Fridate @ La Jolla Cove
Fridate's Finds ( at La Jolla Cove's tidepool )

Saturday and Sunday was rainy and wet for us. We badly need that gift of precipitation since San Diego and all of California is actually in severe drought this year. Very thankfully, we are seeing the promise of a wetter year this year. So, thankful about that.

Anyway, now that I am in summer break, I get to enjoy also one of the free things I love next to playing outdoors, that is blogging about the outdoors' priceless gift of relaxation, mental stimulation, spiritual healing and more. Each day I am out playing in the outdoors makes me more highly in love with God, life, and every simple gifts there are in life. Each time I am out I feel there is so much to be thankful for. Thus don't blame me if most of my posts here are about nature, for in nature I thrive, in nature I feel most at home. In nature, I feel like I am a kid, hungry to learn about everything that is around me. In nature, I am very grateful and thankful for all these priceless gifts given to us to nourish our hearts, our minds, our bodies and our spirits.

In nature,  I lose no money only weight and worries. So, what are you waiting for? Come discover that free spirited joy, of being out. Play more, spend less or nothing.
I may have traveled far to explore the other natural wonders, but my most favorite vacation is always at home

Let me end this post by sharing to you this quote,

“Life will always get busy, make time to do the things you love.”  ― Lailah Gifty AkitaBeautiful Quotes " 
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  1. I totally agree to you being out is fun and healthy. It doesn't have to be extravagant its the experience that counts. Life is short so we might as well enjoy it. Nice series of photos thank you for sharing.

  2. Wow, you are lucky to live so close to the ocean. Seeing the whales and the beachy scenes are awesome sights. Beautiful images, have a great week ahead!

  3. These are amazing pictures. Very special these orca's. Last week we saw whales in Alaska, Juneau.


  4. I can't imagine G and K's reaction if and when we go to SD tidepooling someday. Turi Beach alone made them soooo happy although we only saw small fishes, few corals, seaweeds and a sea cucumber.

    Love, love, love that quote Beth. So true, we should always find time to do what we love despite our busyness.

  5. Ikaw na talaga ang queen of outdoors Ateb! Glad to see you back. You are so lucky to live close by the sea!

  6. You are right sis, we should rather enjoy the priceless beauty around us than spend on things that are not as worthwhile. Love your ocean pics :)

  7. You are smart. To stay active is to stay young both in body and mind. And you are having fun doing it.

  8. Thanks. Will keep in mind about making time :)

  9. I think I could be happy being with nature as much as you are. I do watch Netflix or listen to music on half my computer screen while I'm doing my blogging stuff though.

  10. That looks fun. Setting priorities is important. I believe that you should set aside a time to do things that you love.

  11. Sis Bet,
    I admire how how you spend your free time. I LOVE your place too. It looks like you are surrounded with nature's best. The photographs are always amazing.

  12. wow! I love your attitude on how to enjoy time. Me, a little bit of Nature trek and a lot of sleep. ha,ha,ha...

  13. Base on the pictures that we often seen ate, it would sound like it hehehe..unless they'll know you personally, I do agree with you. We sometimes think that we have all the time in the world but not, its the way we manage out time and how we make sure we have to compromise our work and play time

  14. I like the photos with you in them... esp. since your wearing skirt, so girly and yet full of action and adventure. I agree with you, when it comes to handling our time, it really depends on what matters most personally. You have chosen well.