Sometimes you need to step away from things and give God some elbow room to work His way on your life. I have been so focused on writing my book and the hard wall of progress I've been hitting since late February, so trapped by the four walls of my living room and too many times bouts of depression, that those had become the only substantial elements of my life. And that's not right at all.
For sake of myself, the book, everything... I had to get away from all of that. And I think that the book project is going to be helped immensely by this. I consider going to Florida to be the first part of a two-course "treatment" for my problems in writing the book. The second part is going to be soon, when a friend is going to help me go through some material from over the years.
But this journey really was the thing that my life needed most right now. I'm very thankful that I got to make this trip. And I've got some photos to prove that I was there!
|Very Beach, Florida's ummmm... beach?|
|Not a beach bum. Just a bum. On a beach.|
|Lauryn and her boyfriend Matt. Yes, this is THAT Lauryn that I've posted pictures of|
on this blog over the years. The one that a LOT of guys have asked me about if she's single.
Sorry to disappoint y'all :-P
|Me and "Uncle Bob".|
Okay, he's actually my cousin. How he came to be "Uncle Bob" is one of those stories
that the family is always going to be laughing about :-)
|On the streets of West Palm Beach.|
|Aunt Billie and Bob.|
I used to own a pair of plaid blue shorts exactly like that.
They look better on Bob than on me.
|City Place in West Palm Beach.|
One of the nicest uses of real estate that I've ever seen by any town.
Hard to believe this beautiful promenade of shops and social areas
used to be brothels and crack houses until the city razed it all down.
|Me with the car that I'm going to get when my book|
becomes a multi-million copy bestseller (yah right!)
|My cousin Cheryl and I in front of her brand new car:|
the "Starship Indigo".
The Batmobile ain't got nuthin' on the technology this baby has.
|My second cousin Angela and one of her two children.|
Well, one of her two children at the moment: she and her husband are
expecting another soon!
|Angela's other kid.|
Doing what all boys should do sooner or later: handle a real live snake.
|Of course, I had to get in on some of that action too :-)|