Although I follow a normal meal routine of breakfast lunch and dinner, by 9 my time commitments are over. The day is mine; the magic begins. I nap, read, pray, sit and look at the ocean, write, walk, work on a jigsaw puzzle, and perhaps cook, but I have no idea when these will happen. One moment I am sitting and watching, the next second I am putting on my shoes for a walk. After finishing breakfast I might find myself going to the chaise lounge for a nap. How did that happen?
When I am at the cottage I never have to plan a schedule with anyone else. I never have to ask, “What time do you want to eat tonight?” or, “What time shall we meet for coffee? Now, these are perfectly sensible when living in community, but it’s just freeing to have some days living alone, when no one knows what I’m doing, or where I am.
If it is your heart’s desire, I hope you can create your own cottage-by- the-sea day. Remember this one? “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”