There are palm trees around me. They always make me feel instantly happy! I think it is because they are such a foreign sight to me. Like giant lollipops! We drove down from Seattle to California, staying here a few days before we drive up to Vegas to stay another few days and then we’ll head back home. It’s lovely and warm, and has provided me with such a needed getaway. I was definitely ready to disconnect with my world for a bit.
I was also a little nervous to see how M and I would do on our first long trip together. Especially stuck in a car together. But so far, it’s been a lot of fun. Today I’m getting a little “Me” time. And I don’t think I’d realized how much I needed it too. I’d planned to go for a swim, but instead cranked up some music, made a little lunch, and took an extra long shower and just took my time putting myself back together afterwards.
Yesterday, we spent some time at the beach. Oh how those ocean waves just went on forever. I don’t care how old I get, I turn into a giant kid when I get to the beach. Doesn’t matter what I’m wearing or what I’m doing afterwards, I WILL splash in the water, I will look for seashells in the sand (and always return them or leave them where they are so others can have the same pleasure) and just generally lose myself in the sound of the crashing waves and the smell of the salty sea air. It is truly my favorite thing. Someday – I’ll live in a spot where I can hear the ocean. Or who knows – maybe i’ll be able to find a commercial spot near a beach somehow and work next to it. There’s something incredibly therapeutic about it. So impactful to me.
Yesterday, I walked into someone else’s soap shoppe and found tears coming to my eyes. Never before have I walked into someone else’s business and felt so struck with enviousness and adoration. It was as if someone had plucked my vision from my imagination of the store I hope to someday build and turned it into reality. Well – almost. It wasn’t perfectly my vision of course – it was someone else’s but damn if it didn’t give me a giant boost of hope and inspiration. I can do this. If they can do it – I certainly can! I also bought some soap and things to try – I like to support the small shops. I was so excited to try them out, but was saddened to discover that I only ended up liking one of the 2 bars I bought. Ah well – can’t win them all.
Well – I’m going to go enjoy the sun for a bit. It’s so nice to relax and just enjoy. I wish you all the very best! Much love to you Neverland.