Let’s do it Again 

It started with a sunrise. Something simple and routine. Except this journey has never been that… simple or routine.

“I’ll meet you in the middle!” So many of us advocate for compromise. But what’s wrong with a little self-centeredness? Especially if it allows you to reach limitless heights or intense depths. Bringing happiness to each other should be a must. Especially when the world is indifferent to our frame of mind. I want us to find the blessings within each other… and with each other.

You led me to the sunrise, because it was something, “just for me”. Nonetheless, I wouldn’t be surprised if you found yourself there too.

I followed you on a journey to the catch the sunset. We traveled coast to coast; flat tire and all. Only to miss it. But, I’m pretty sure we got the messsge…

Let’s Do It Againmy dramatic way of cataloging our recent day trip.

Here’s the breakdown…

Living in South Florida has some great perks. One of which is the ability to watch the sunrise on the east coast and then drive to the west coast to catch the sunset. The drive from Fort Lauderdale to Naples is under 2 1/2 hours each way; which gives you plenty of time to throw on a good audiobook for the ride.

We choose to take the scenic route and make it into a day trip. Using Highway 41 we drove from Miami to Vanderbilt beach in Naples. Don’t worry! I did my research so the trip went smoothly. Minus, occasionally losing cell service and obtaining a nail in my car tire. (Why are there so many nails left standing up in the road? I’m under the impression that throwing nails in the road maybe an American pastime. I plan on contacting the governor about this.)

Even though we were crunched for time, we still find time to make a few stops. 

The smallest United States post office was along our route. Call me patriotic if you want. I truly just love the simplicity of it.

The rest of the drive went quickly, as we were attempting to beat the sun. (And the slow leak coming from the tire.)

img_0738We made it in time to see the “last light” go down. It was beautiful! The beach was full of people watching the waves and sending off balloon lanterns. We watched in awe. Truth be told we accomplished a lot in one day.
Once the sun was completely gone and we decided to search for the moon. We headed closer to the crowd of people. They were an entertaining bunch; one man juggled fire-sticks while others lit the shore of the beach on fire. I’m not sure how, I just know is was amazing to witness.

I loved being there without being involved. At this point my camera was permanently out of sight and mind. I was way too involved in what was going on.

In fact in reminded me of one my favorite F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes.

“… I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

No one saw us, and yet there was no denying that we were there. So just read the title out loud ❤️.


Mind the Gap

Published by Ashleya Nicole

Ashleya Nicole's uses hip hop culture to influence her writings about life, love and their lessons. She is an avid Jay Z fan and is known to quote him in conversations. ❤️

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