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Thursday, December 10, 2009


If I ever had a little beach cottage right on the seashores edge, it would totally be this exact color. Trimmed in bright white just as this one is. I was just telling my Mom today that someday when my kids are grown, my ultimate dream would be to have a small 2-3 bedroom cottage overlooking the gulf or the Caribbean somewhere. I would paint it this color and decorate the interior with nothing but seaside decor - basically white upon white with a hint of sea blue, maybe some aqua/turquoise and then more white all over - everywhere. I can envision sitting outside on a wooden porch soaking up the sunset skies at night while taking in the white wave caps as the day turns to darkness. Then, I can see myself out on that white porch yet again come sunrise watching the sky turn from black to brilliant oranges and yellows. Yes, that is my ultimate dream - to start my days while sitting seaside in my own little turquoise cottage.

This particular little house just happens to be an open shelter within the Naples Botanical gardens here in Florida. Either way, I just had to have a photo of it when I saw it. I took the kids to the Botanical Gardens on Wednesday because they got out of school half day for an early dismissal day. Thus where the butterfly images came from in the post below this one. It was a fun day that entails tons of pictures. I'll share more in the coming days. For now, I had to share this cottage with ya'll. I am oozing love for this color - it screams Caribbean, Bermuda-esque, tropical, and so forth. LOVE it!

Then, I would totally have two hammocks out front of my turquoise beach cottage - right off the front porch directly as you stepped down into the sand. I'd tie them to two swaying palm trees and then sit out there and read my books, bead, blog, whatever. Can you imagine? Oh to dream...
Although our new home is only a 5 minute drive to and from the beach now, there is still something to be said for living directly in the sand, facing the ocean, everyday, night after night. To wake and to sleep at the sound of the crashing waves has been something that I've dreamed of from the time I was just a little girl. For now though, I'm soaking up the sea with daily visits here in Naples and mere drive bys when I can't stop for moments long enough to sugar my toes in the sand. I cannot even begin to explain the sheer cleansing that living here has brought me in just 2 small weeks. My soul clean, my mind defogged, my creativity inspired and ignited beyond all imagination, my humiliations left hundreds of miles away, my want for a new chapters prominently placed front and center right before me. I find myself eager to get back into the gym here in the new neighborhood as I'm discovering new found energy. I feel my heart yearning for good runs down the beach, sweat beading from my skin and loving every minute of it as I remind myself of the temps in the teens back in Indiana. This move has definitely been a realignment for me. A much needed awakening. My soul had lost its way in the past year. My energy was stolen from me along with many securities. Here though...I've found an "Angie" who was lost long ago. She is ready to make her way. Make her mark - even though it requires me to soar up high and way outside of my comfort zone.

xoxo, Angie

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Blogger Bernie said...

I loved this post. You totally deserve the best Angie. I look forward to your beautiful posts often and I love this new journey you are on. I get to enjoy Naples from your blog.



12/10/2009 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Mommy said...

Hey Baby Girl, Your Mommy Loves this new found You!!!!!! I knew she was in there, that soul that had never been allowed to be her own self! You are finally realizing who you are, and who you want to be! It is a freedom that can not be explained. You are going to soar way above us all soon, but we will be here when you come back down, just waiting to hear what you have learned and felt, while out there. Just you, and God, and your inner Angie, I can't wait to see that excitement on your beautiful little face, when you know, what you know, that you know. It will be like a wonderful fortune that someone has left you. Then, and only then, will you find the contentment, that will fulfill all your hearts desires. I suspect, that is when, you will write the book, that is in that pretty little head and heart of yours. We will all be here waiting to read, see pictures, and envision it all from your eyes only. You go Baby Girl!

12/10/2009 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) I'm so happy that you're happy! Indiana had below zero temps and 60mph winds yesterday. Sugar some toes for us Indianaians!!

deb williams

12/10/2009 8:13 PM  
Blogger Cindi said...

So glad to hear! That is wonderful! Can't wait to see what you dram up next!

12/10/2009 10:57 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Great color... Oh by the way Miss it's 17 degrees with wind up here in the ole' tri state.. Could you send some heat up this way.. Please!!?!?

12/11/2009 12:14 AM  
Blogger Preemie mom said...

Wow Angie, you need to add "writer" to your talents. This post was awesome. I don't know how you do it but you manage to make me feel as if I am on the beach. I am so glad you are finding the real you, your deserve this and I am so happy for you. Sometimes it just takes that initial step in the right direction to make things happen. Have you guys put your Christmas tree up yet? Will you share pics with us???

Christina (a preemie mom)

12/11/2009 9:17 AM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Hi Christina. Yes, our tree is up. I just haven't had much time at night to sit down and take photos. I should make it a priority though. If I do, I'll post them again this year. :) Just for you. LOL!

Hugs girl. And Merry CHRISTMAS!

12/11/2009 10:22 AM  
Anonymous maria said...

Alright, so I got a little misty reading this post and I don't even know you in real life. Is that weird? Don't answer:) After all of the drama you've been through (and I'm sure what you blogged about was the edited version so I can only imagine), you seem like you are doing wonderfully. The beach is such a healing place. I'm so happy for you. This post made my day.

12/11/2009 10:41 AM  
Anonymous julia said...

I love going to the beach too - especially when the kids are driving me crazy - it just seems to calm everyone down - we always leave the beach in a better mood than when we got there.

12/11/2009 12:22 PM  
Anonymous Kim Springer said...

Angie, I am sooo glad you are finding some inner peace, I could definitely use that! I know just from reading this blog, we are so much alike I would feel the same way, the beach is a healing place. Maybe that is why so many people go their for vacation! LOL
You have been in my prayers! God is GOOD!!
Take care and keep in touch.

12/12/2009 12:40 PM  

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