Good Morning and Welcome to my Atlantic Life in Hatteras 😊
Happy Earth Day 🌎......Although I personally think every day should be Earth Day, a day to be thankful for the incredible planet on which we live, and to think about how each of us can do our bit to protect its often-fragile ecosystems. Just a thought....
It's in our hands....
So, recently, I've been a little distracted...a big part of my life is our beloved Atlantic Inn, and I knew we had our annual environmental health inspection coming up. Having received a score of 100% "A" rating last year, it was super important to me that we maintained that 100% score and "A" rating (scrub super important, according to JB, I was a tad obsessed with retaining our score and rating 😉).
JB's opinion was that we were continuing to do all the things we had scored highly for last year, so all would be well. Although I'm generally the "glass is half full" kind of girl (and yes, at 55yrs old, I still refer to myself as a "girl", which in my mind I am....albeit an "old girl" 😄), when it's something as important as your health inspection, I want to get it right - and.....as JB reminds me - my competitive nature rears its little head.....and I'm off to the races - sleepless nights and at one point on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor, which JB thought ridiculous seeing as we have long handled brushes and of course steam mops that we use all the time! and the floors are kept super clean every day!!!!!
What can I say.....I can be a neat freak!
In the past few years, I've spent some time learning how to understand, and trying to adapt the attributes of certain personality traits that I have - in particular the ones that can cause me stress, anxiety, danger, and/or to be unhappy.
These characteristics include my "control freak", my "need to win" my "rebel" my "need a new challenge" my "need to achieve" (good grief, I sound super "needy"!)and my "risk taker" (all of which I have some great stories to tell of both when it went right....and also when it went horribly wrong)😉 . All can be beneficial if used in the right place, at the right time....and have led to many of my adventures 💗 But they can also cause me a ton of undue stress and anxiety, leading to unhappiness.....and also at times, into potentially dangerous, risky situations.
Some time ago I decided that it would definitely be in my best interest trying to understand, and how at times, to quell some of those characteristics.....but as I've mentioned before, I'm a work in practice, and sometimes I just get it wrong - and you know what.....That's okay, I'm only human 😊
So, being thoughtful and ensuring that my "need to achieve" nature isn't taking center stage, I posted my beautiful dolphins for "Earth Day" as the main picture.....but I can't help posting this one too (albeit just a little pic at the end of today's musings and meanderings)...
We scored another 100% "A" rating......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I'm off to get some more work done, so I can get out to the beach for a walk with Bodie the surf pup later today. The sun is shining brightly in beautiful blue sky, the water is calm and the temps are up in the 70's....my Atlantic island sanctuary is just perfect 🌊🌞
My Atlantic Island Sanctuary Beauty
Until Next Time...
Take care, Stay Safe and....if you have a moment, why not think about any traits that you have that you'd like to understand a little more
Love and Hugs,
PS. As the war in the Ukraine rages on, I'm keeping the brave people of this country in my thoughts and prayers 🙏
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