Taking time to smell the flowers
Today, I will swim in our swimming pool for about 30-40 minutes, tend to my garden for at least 15 minutes a day. I need to exercise in order to stay in shape mentally and physically. I do so much sitting with designing jewelry that I try to make it a priority to get some kind of exercise. I like to do all of my exercise in the morning.
We finally got a swimming pool this past year after living in our Florida home for 40 years. I promised my husband that I would definitely use the pool. The first year, I was very devoted to swimming 12 months a year. This year, I have not been as faithful to the cold water this past winter. I have been swimming again, every day which I find very refreshing and gets me inspired to tackle a long day of jewelry making.
My first exercise love is walking which I do at least 5 times a week. I take a very long walk(2 hours) at least once a week. I try for 7 days a week but do not always make it. Today, after swimming, I will take a walk in the neighborhood. I love to look at all the nature and beautiful colors in the flowers and bird which give me great motivation for my work. We are lucky to live in a beautiful location that has flowering plants and trees all year long.
I found out along time ago that I cannot make jewelry 24/7. I need to smell the roses in my neighborhood or at wonderful museum, actually anywhere that refreshes my creativity. These images that I am including in my blog were taken in the last few days in North Palm Beach
I have to go now and jump into my pool with a start to another gorgeous day in Florida