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The Beach

Just chilling at Orchard Beach…

So it’s looking like I ran around last summer just to have content for this summer (I have gone nowhere but JavaScript class and I haven’t seen the gym since early July). This one was before the Hamptons, but it’s the same deal…wanted to go to the beach but had no one to go with. It was funny because at the time I was ‘talking to’ some friend possibilities and thinking I might start actually having a social network and doing normal things and if the phone rang it wouldn’t just be that guy that gets mad at me for having insurance.

I have been wanting to go to Orchard Beach for the longest time. It’s just one of those things. I have a list of stuff that I’ve been meaning to do like the Statue of Liberty and City Island, but it takes forever for me to get it together to do anything. But I had the day off and it was perfect weather and I had a bikini so whatever. I go.

I feel like it took as long as going to the Hamptons. It takes about 2 and a half hours from my place in Brooklyn and involves changing trains and taking a bus. So when I got there I was prepared to lay out for at least as long as it took me to get there. I had a packed lunch and had a flask of wine and a book, so it was a party.

I’m not sure why, but I didn’t take a picture of my lunch that day. I guess since I was not really doing social media last year, just trying to live like it was just something happening not a world changing event. Or maybe it was something basic and I didn’t feel like it needed to be recorded.

This was me doing fake happy face, but in the end I was fairly satisfied. The sun was bright, the sky was blue, and there was that sound of waves lapping against the beach that makes the beach so super relaxing. And I wore a string bikini so I could get all of that healthy sunlight and air on my skin. I went to Orchard Beach, I hung out and then I went home. I almost went to City Island on the way home, but that would have been too much braveley hanging out alone stuff for one day.

Do you like going places on your own? What do you do if there’s no one to hang out with? What do you think or say about people that you see hanging alone? Drop a comment if that’s something you want to talk about.

See you next time!

Faith/SEB Market BK

Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

So many things come to mind when I hear the word “Reward.”. It’s that word that I secretly cherish the most as in- I will do this and then my REWARD will be…’. I admit to having a pavlovian response to that word. My eyes open wide, and I start salivating knowing that I will do whatever it takes to win.

So bad.

As a blogger? Reward is easy… it’s packages of beauty products and clothing. It’s emails and it’s numbers. For Christmas and Valentine’s Day I got more ‘presents’ from pr companies than I ever got from family or sweathearts. But as a human being, down at the very most basic level a reward is a moment of quiet and serenity with no one watching.


This was the best reward I had all month, just enjoying the snow from my warm apartment in East Flatbush with a magazine and a homemade (deliciously thick) bowl of blackbean soup. I was home and dry, and that was enough.

xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian