Good morning and hello Mocha Java and dawn Patrol!
That's right, This morning I was up and at 'em at the crack of dawn literally to get down to my favorite place on the island...Long Beach. To indulge in some surfing (photographing and filming, I too hope to get back on my board myself soon and in the near future...) The beach has always been a place of confidence and almost a safe haven for me for as long as I can remember. The ocean's waves, the salty wind blowing and the warm summer's breeze is something I have always loved, and while lupus keeps me from the beach some days (especially with the photosensitivity) I am still able to get out in the early morning hours and late afternoon and evening... And this morning I needed to clear my mind and headed down to the beach with a cup of Java and my camera. Needless to say the waves were Beautiful and there was a good swell kicking up from what I am assuming is a Hurricane heading our way (August has good surf on the south shore of Long Island due to Hurricane Swells that come from down south.) So this morning it only seems fitting to do a post in pictures and film, that I have edited upon my return home this morning as the sun became too strong around 8:30 am. I hope you all enjoy, and feel inspired as of course, I have shared bursts of wisdom and inspiration throughout the video and clips, and as well as the photos that will hopefully offer you some peace and serenity just as they offer me, creating a Jolt-of-Java Spectacular, if you will. So without Further adieu, here is our unique and most definitely a change of pace post that I hope you all enjoy, sit back relax and enjoy!
Smooth Seas Never Lead to Skillful Sailors...
I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I did filming each and every clip of these locals surfing away, many before they head off to work in the morning, what a great way to start your day. Now, I'd like to share some photographs from the morning's adventures:
And of course for before I leave you for the day, The September and 6th edition of The Lupus Magazine is up! Go Read!! With some fantastic new writers joining the TLM crew and some wonderful new articles to share, as well as new features our dear editor has added to the magazine, it is chock full of goodness, and you won't want to miss out! Be sure to stop by yours truly's new article " Lupus Warriors- that shop in the kids department?" Featuring two brave and quite remarkable young girls facing lupus day in and day out but in very different ways. And of course our page of hope, for all of our fundraising efforts for the LFA, as well as our CHRONICLYsILLy Designs© where we have some brand spanking new products and awareness jewelry and accessories up, 10% of ALL sales are being donated to the LFA! And what would a post be from CHORNICLYsILLy without our Daily Jolt-of-Java!
Jolt-of-Java: "The robbed that smiles...Steals something from the thief..."-Shakespeare