Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream. (lost_angel) wrote,
Stronger and harder than a bad girl's dream.

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I think it's the red paint on my toenails.

I have returned from the Caribbean and my skin is already peeling. I told Captain Jack Sparrow that you all said hello.

The trip was very...freeing for me. Anonymity slowly filled me with courage so I wore shorts and swimsuits and skirts, you know, in public. I had to get over my shyness. I would have died of heatstroke if I hadn't. It was no time to be meek or worried about what other people thought of me. I wasn't going to let my embarrassment stop me from enjoying myself.

So I after the first day, I shrugged off my concerns and my long pants. And I swam at the most gorgeous beaches I've ever seen (I'm not a fan of sand) and went snorkeling (I'm afraid of swimming anywhere that there's fish lurking under the surface) and loved every moment of it. The difference was that I could see all the way to the bottom even where I couldn't touch.

I always told myself that I wouldn't enjoy a trip to the Caribbean because I'm not much of a beach person. Well all that changed. These aren't normal beaches. I still love craggy, cliffy, unswimmable coastlines, but I've fallen in love with the tropical ones now, too.

Since I've been back, I've had a relaxing day and or so to enjoy my own bed again, but now I'm off to grab some lunch and head to work.

This is going to be a fun summer. I can tell already.

And a productive one, too. Funny how feeling pretty and strong and free makes me feel capable and productive and energetic.

I think it's the red paint on my toenails. I can feel the fire seeping into my soul.

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