Sometimes, it’s nice to get out of the city and take a drive along the beautiful coast. Living here in California has definitely been a wonderful change for me, although I still miss New York City most days. But living here we have the opportunity to see so much more, go to the ocean, have sunnier days.
Yesterday my family and I packed up the car, and we all went down to Santa Cruz. It was much colder than a typical beach day (definitely too cold for swimsuits, but never too cold for ice cream!). We hiked to Walton Lighthouse which was absolutely beautiful, got a cone at Marianne’s Ice Cream, and ended the day walking around downtown and wandering in and out of local shops.
I’ve also felt recently that I have had no time to blog, post on social media, etc., which are such important creative outlets for me. Even when I’ve had time I have felt really too tired to do anything except sleep and occasionally watch reruns of Friends on Netflix. Getting away for the day and seeing the beauty of California was such a creative refresh, and here I am, finally writing a blog post! It’s like a breath of fresh air.
I hope we all take some time every once and awhile to take a drive or get away from our mundane routines and remember what beauty is all around us.