June 14, 2013
Relaxing On the Beach
Everyone goes through stress at some point in his or her lifetime. Coming from Basic Military Training was no different. Consistently getting yelled at, even for doing the right thing, being in top notch physical shape by running five miles a day or paying attention to detail by removing one tiny microscopic string from one’s uniform stress will eventually add up. While we all go through stress, we all need to deal with stress and relax in our own ways. The white sandy beach right off base is so calming and peaceful I can sit and relax with friends while letting my mind wonder and simply leaving the “real world” behind for the day.
After being pummeled by spit for eight and a half weeks in San Antonio, Texas, all I want to do is be on the white sandy beach of Biloxi, Mississippi, relaxing in the hot sun. Grabbing my six string, few buddies, and other beach essentials I headed out the door in a flash. Walking outside to the beach I couldn’t help but notice the white and puffy cumuliform clouds in the sky telling me this was going to be a good day. We could hear kids laughing, sea gulls chirping, and waves crashing in the distant but just couldn’t tell how much further our trek had to go. Feeling like a camel walking across the Sarah Desert, we finally saw it, the big blue ocean only to be seen in travel magazines. A sea breeze hit our face making us feel and smell the freedom in the air.
Immediately arriving on the white soft sandy beach, our sandals came off and we let our feet feel the sand between our toes. Walking down the beachfront we saw a rainbow of tent tops and with little kids laughing and giggling made music to my ears. Finally arriving at an empty spot we opened up the cooler and had our thirst quenched by ice-cold lemonade. We began laughing and telling jokes trying to soak up the sun’s radiation to give us a golden bronze tan. Soon after being in the hot son we began...
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