Today, as part of Julie's and my "A Day in My Dream Life" series, I'm going to share one of my dreams - being a surfer girl! 😎😎😎
In the last post, Julie shared being in Italy.
In future installments in the series, we will share other dream lives and how to incorporate them into your world right now.
I live in the desert and that's a fact. So how does surfer girl survive?
Once again, we show that you don't have to up and move to live the dream. It's the elements of it that make you happy, it's what it represents, it's your tastes and values, your relaxation and bliss.
That can be done anywhere!
I put together a list of some of the elements of a surfer girl's life as I could live it right where I am ....
Awaken to sunshine
Drink 8 oz of icy cold water with lime
Apply important sunblock
Go outside and walk the garden with tropical fruits and veggies 🍅🍉🌼
There is nothing like organic fresh fruits and veggies within reach and some time outdoors in the sun. Eating fresh and colorful is critical to my stamina and my overall energy about life.
Come into the cool home and do some yoga stretches to warm up for the day.
Time for a smoothie - coconut milk, spinach, ginger root, and strawberries.
It's time to do work-a-day stuff, but I play some surfing music in the background and utilize my standing desk so I can dance in place while typing!
Late morning, it's time to consider a real workout. A hop on the elliptical can get that done! For a surfer, a good 45-minute workout is ideal when added to the morning's 45-minute "surfing" session.
A patio inflatable pool gets me cooled off and allows me to gaze at the massive food forest (my organic garden), listen to tunes, and relax on a float.
Water is everything to me! I'm so inspired by the sky and sea colors that I start a new oil painting when I get inside -
Friends want to go out and enjoy the warm weather at an outdoor cafe for appetizers. Time to dress surfer girl!
Surfer girl wears the sea like a mermaid with legs.
My world is based on the colors of the sea and sky mixed with citrus. Seashells, surfer hemp jewelry, bohemian stacked bracelets or necklaces, tumbling sea-curled hair with the help of a great sea spray to enhance my waves.
Type of appetizers surfer girl might nibble on?
feta and watermelon squares on a toothpick
cucumber rolls with curd cheese
Served on white rectangular platters
What does surfer girl like to drink?
Mai Tai or Mojito in a pretty glass!
Things you might find in my larder -
hot sesame oil
sweet and sour sauce
Things you might find in my freezer -
ahi tuna steaks
canned concentrate of limeade
canned concentrate of Hawaiian punch
Things you might find in my crisper -
Things you might find in my fridge -
flavored rum like mango or coconut
Asian salad dressing
green tea and gingseng iced tea
dense chewy multigrain bread
My dad did 20 years in the navy in the Pacific-Asiatic fleet 1937-1957. Stationed in Hawaii, on the Thornton when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Mom was in the navy too. That's how they met. She used to make us kids "Hawaiian Surprise" and it was a favorite recipe -
Make your sticky rice (I like Jasmine). Cut up spam or ham into chunks, bell pepper into chunks, chunks of pineapple and heat in sweet and sour sauce. Pour over the rice.
When this surfer girl's day is winding down, I prep for tomorrow by cutting and cleaning fruits and veggies, maybe freezing a banana for a smoothie tomorrow. I set up the coffee maker so it's good to go.
A nice shower with a skin scrub to invigorate followed by turning the water to ice cold so I can reduce inflammation and feel super alive is my favorite thing, followed by some creamy coconut oil for lotioning.
Before bed, I might watch some surfing videos or shows where people are buying islands or beachfront properties. Using manifesting techniques, I picture my life the way I want it and feel the feelings of already being a surfer girl and having what I want.
The last thing after the lights out is a sweet prayer of gratitude. I review every tiny thing I'm thankful for that day. I put on the ocean sounds on timer and clock out.
Inspirations for you if you want to add some surfer to your life!
Soul Surfer (movie)
Point Break (movie)
Beach Blanket Bingo (movie)
The Beach Boys (music)
Dick Dale (music)
Surfer Dude (movie)
The Big Bounce (movie)
Alana Blanchard and Jack Freestone (YouTube)
Take a surfer away from the surf and they are still a soul that loves fresh food, time outdoors, physical challenges, casual lifestyle, and easygoing attitude.
You can have that anywhere!
Consider adding some citrus and tropical fruit tones (lime, lemon, pink grapefruit, mango, papaya, pineapple) too, as well as sand color.