Thursday, December 7

fun in the sun

surf's up, canon digital rebel xt

Yes. This is Southern California in December. The sun out, the surf up and bikini clad gals laying on the beach. I cannot believe just last week we were practically snowed in on Vancouver Island.

Fast walking on the beach is one of the most fun forms of exercise for me. Today, as the waves crashed loud off the shore, I worked my boho booty to the sounds of Jack Johnson on my iPod. His music is perfect for the beach, well...because he's a beachy sort of guy. His song "bubble toes" had me smiling ear to ear and filled me with a cool sense of energy and fun.

I've always been someone who thrives more when I am having fun. I was talking with a gorgeous superhero today about how important the message of fun can bring to one's business and the path it is taking. If I am having fun doing a particular task, then I should go with it because it is my body, mind and soul in harmony with what I am doing. One thing that I have been having a blast with is the photography aspect of my business. I have two portrait sessions coming up and I am having so much fun preparing for it. I am so thankful that I can tune in to what I am supposed to focus on while working. Since I am my own boss (yes, i guess that means i am the boss of me), this will help me with direction since there is no one else to do that for me.

So, after having fun in the sun...it is now time to have fun in the studio (wearing wintery clothes in place of bikini.).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really, really, REALLY miss san diego. i lived there for a while in 2002, and i haven't been back since...

ocean beach :(
pacific beach :(
la jolla coastline :(

it's in my bones, and my bones sing of ocean and sunshine, but sometimes they want to go home....

i love that a beach goddess such as you is there full-time.

December 7, 2006 at 3:58:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stumbled across your blog last weekend while vistining Sunday Scribbling.

I love your photography, your art, your writings!! It's so inspirational!

I can't seem to open up your online boutique. :(
AND for some reason this won't let me post under my Blogger display name, Karen Travels, so I will try it anonymously...


December 7, 2006 at 4:39:00 PM PST  
Blogger boho girl said...

Hello Karen,
Thank you so much for you kind words and I am glad you found me through Sunday Scribblings!

If you are having issues with my online boutique, is there a chance you are on dial-up? My website has a lot of Flash, so that could be why.

Email me if you'd like at boho(at)bohemiangirldesigns(dot)com.


December 7, 2006 at 5:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger blackdaisies said...

ohhhhh ... i am immersed in darkness and snow and that photo of warmth and light is such a vision of beauty to me right now ... : )

fun is definitely the key, you are so very inspirational ~ thank you!!

December 7, 2006 at 5:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger Deirdre said...

We've had sunny weather up north too, frosty mornings and perfect afternoons. I'm so spoiled and I like it. I'm the boss of me too, and enjoying what you do is the only true motivator...well, that and a steady income.

December 7, 2006 at 6:14:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooh..!! sea.. sun.. fun.. way too tempting for meeeeee!!

wish I could walk in the mornings there with you friend ;)

December 7, 2006 at 6:40:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks like where I live! The Atlantic this time of year is really serene.
I love being my own boss as well, but I can get pretty lazy sometimes- that's when the OTHER boss helps me with a little motivation!
So glad you are feeling more upbeat and good luck with your upcoming shoots!
Again, I am so happy to have found you!

December 7, 2006 at 7:34:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, it sounds like you had a perfect day honey! I am so glad that you were able to get out and enjoy something that you love so much. You are right, fun is important, and when we actually take the time to have fun, it reminds us how wonderful it can be!

Congratulations in your upcoming photo shoots...that is very exciting, and I can not wait to see the results, as I know that they will be superb!

Love you honey....xoxoxoxo

December 8, 2006 at 12:08:00 AM PST  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

love this image of "i worked my boho booty"
that just made me smile...

i love that you are finding the fun!

December 8, 2006 at 12:09:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh it is 11 degrees here today. I would love to be walking on the beach with you darling.

I am so happy for you and your photo sessions.

You are fabulous!

December 8, 2006 at 6:40:00 AM PST  
Blogger Deb R said...

OMG, that photo is so beautiful and looks sooooo warm. I know it's supposed to be cold and frosty in December in Kentucky, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. (envy-tinged sigh....)

December 8, 2006 at 8:11:00 AM PST  
Blogger Lianne said...

Oh, I do miss SoCal. I grew up in Playa del Rey and my sis lives in Long Beach. I miss the beach, the smell of the water, the sandcrabs.

Thank you for sharing.

December 8, 2006 at 8:22:00 AM PST  
Blogger Georgia said...

do you have ANY idea how envious i am of you right now??? I sooo miss the beach. i have tried and tried and tried to convince the hubby that we should live by the sea. He even had a job opportunity in san Diego once, another time he had a job secured in Costa Rica... And of course, always at the last moment he decided that we should stay here in boring Arizona. BOOOOOO!

Have i ever told you how I *almost* met Jack Johnson? I *almost* met him about 4 times in a period of 3 days. He is surfing buddies with my Uncle and he lives right near my Aunt and Uncle on North Shore Oahu... I was going to sing with him around a bon fire on the beach... *sigh* It is a super long story so I won't type it all here... but I might have to tell it to you one day, its a good one. :)


December 8, 2006 at 9:14:00 AM PST  
Blogger Darlene said...

Booty shakin (hee hee) I'm right there with ya honey buns (pun)

I am knitting a scarf and have it wrapped around my neck as I go...(visualize that!) It is FREEZing here and a storm is on it's way.

I know you are a sun puppy, but I also know that you like to wear coats, scarves and hats...so I can assume the sunny days could disappear now and then, and you'd be a bundle baby with a big smile too :)

love you sissy,

December 8, 2006 at 11:28:00 AM PST  
Blogger JC said...

The beach sounds really nice right about now. The low here was 18 degrees this morning!

December 8, 2006 at 11:52:00 AM PST  
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December 8, 2006 at 1:41:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog is so nice. You are able to show exactly what you feel with your words. A little bit more and I would be able to hear the same music you were walking fast in the beach. (Just kidding)

December 11, 2006 at 3:36:00 PM PST  

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