Monday, July 25, 2011

Recharge

I just picked the winner of Heather Dixon's ENTWINED using Random.org.

And the winner is:

Alexandra Shostak!


Congratulations Alexandra! I'll email you soon.


We just got back from the Oregon Coast. It was AMAZING. We go every couple years, and it is my favorite vacation ever. I love everything about the Coast. The cool weather, the amazing landscape, the ocean. But mostly I love this:


We talked. We played. We rested. We made memories. And now we're refreshed and ready to get back to real life.

And revising.

How do you recharge?

16 comments:

Catherine Denton said...

Beautiful picture! Getting away for a week like that is one of the ways I recharge. Quiet times help me too. Writing...painting...quality time with the ones I love.
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Jemi Fraser said...

Love it! I'd love to get to that part of the world one day. We do the same kind of thing, just in a different location :)

VR Barkowski said...

Love the Oregon coast! Just looking at this photo recharges me. We've always headed to the Pacific Coast for R&R. But since we've moved, it's no longer feasible. I've yet to find my recharge sanctuary.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

It looks beautiful! Someday I'll go there. I've always wanted to drive up the coast. :) I'm glad you had a good time!

Alexandra Shostak said...

YAY!!! Thank you! (I actually just e-mailed you; I asked Karen for your e-mail.)

Jen Daiker said...

Entwined is INCREDIBLE! I loved it! Heather Dixon is a doll as well! Congratulations to Alexandra!

Giles Hash said...

Great picture! I lived in Portland for a year, and my biggest regret is that I never made it out to the coast.

To be honest, one of the biggest sources of relaxation in my life is my writing. It's my dream job, and when I have time off from my day job (working in a scorching warehouse), I just chill out in front of my computer with a mug of coffee while I work on my books.

Elle Strauss said...

We live in BC and I have the opposite wish, wanting to be somewhere warm. I can't believe its almost the end of July and I'm wearing my jeans!

Such a sweet pic. So glad you had a great time!

Kristin said...

Oh, that picture is amazing! The water looks so refreshing. I'm so glad you got to do that!

I really would love a morning to myself to sip coffee and read. Or write. Maybe in a fancy pants hotel with satiny sheets. And chocolate croissants. Hmm.

Dawn Simon said...

What a beautiful picture! I love the Oregon coast--so pretty!

I recharge by hanging out with family or friends, reading, or maybe even going on a real vacation! Going to coffee with my husband or a friend is a great mini-charge. :)

Emy Shin said...

I've never been to the Oregon Coast, but it sounds and seems really amazing. I'm so glad it's recharging for you. :)

Regina said...

Congratulations Alexandra! Nat, glad that you are recharged. Beautiful pictures.I take a walk into the woods when I need to recharge a little.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Love the picture. Believe it not, writing recharges me. But it has to be fiction. I guess slipping into my own fantasy world must be the secret. ;)

Patti said...

I'm so looking forward to recharging by going on a family holiday. We're hoping to make it to the coast as well.

Caryn said...

Oh, that's beautiful! It sounds like such a wonderful time.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

So glad you had a great trip!
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