Today is my last day at the beach. I know I’ve said it a hundred times in the past 48 hours, but I’ll say it again. I needed this. I needed this badly. Going on this trip, relaxing by the beach, and soaking in the sun has been one of the most cathartic things I’ve done in over two years. I wish I could stay longer, but I actually have a good reason for leaving today.
My vacation isn’t officially over. Today, I’m leaving for another destination. I’m off to visit some relatives that I haven’t visited since last year. It’s something else that’s grossly overdue and something I badly need.
On top of that, I need to start treating my sun burns.
Yes, I did wear sunscreen.
Yes, I did manage to avoid getting burned on most of my body.
No, I didn’t avoid all of it.
It’s an unfortunate byproduct of spending so much time in the sun. You’re going to get burned. It stings. It’s unpleasant an uncomfortable. However, after being stuck inside for months on end last year, it’s so worth it. Thankfully, I have plenty of ointments to treat it. I’ll also have plenty of time to heal up when all is said and done. If some sunburns are the price I have to pay to enjoy a few days at the beach, so be it.