As August comes to end, like many, I am filled with mixed emotions. Sad that the crazy days of Summer are almost over, but glad to have life go back to normal. Well as normal as possible I suppose.
What a Summer it was. Between two kids and two On Point Blogs a week and waitressing, there was never a dull moment. I had more beach days then I can count, but don’t be too jealous, some were only an hour or two long since the kiddos were in tow.
Hiked numerous Island trails, discovering Great Rock for the first time in 8 years, what’s wrong with me! Of course it’s now my favorite place. There was crabbing and shrimping (who knew we had shrimp), and I watched my first crab race on Owen Park Beach.
There were dinners on the beach filled with take out from the Art Cliff truck or pizza from Roccos, and some of greasy handprints on my beach chair will serve as a constant reminder. Taking in the sunset as my little ones run carelessly across the beach, not knowing how lucky they are. BBQ’s with friends, and playdates galore, how could I ask for more.
This blog literally kept me “on point” since I had to be out and about trying new things. From LED paddleboarding to meeting the most interesting Islanders, doing the most interesting things, like making sea salt or soap or devoting a year of photography to great Islanders to sampling the most amazing food from Island chefs. A special thanks to Sweet Life Cafe, Red Cat Kitchen, and Beach Plum Inn for my three fav meals of the Summer.
From new stores, to vendors at Island flea markets, to farms, to Island beers to new chefs and restaurants to Island events, there is a bounty of things to write about.
I really do enjoy my job. I love writing about Island happenings, and love that there is a story behind almost every person you meet. This place has the most amazing people, and I am grateful to all those who share their stories with me.
With all of this and more I owe a hearfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this summer one of the best. I can’t wait to see what next year brings, but before the Summer is over, I’ll be taking a little break. Just a week of vacation, away from the Island, some time with family in New York. So, there won’t be my two usual On Point blogs next week, and I am going to attempt to take a break from Facebook, but don’t hold me to that.
However, not to worry, late summer and fall will be almost just as busy, and I have a list of things I can’t wait to learn and write more about. Also, if you have an interesting topic for a blog, just drop me a line, firstname.lastname@example.org.