This has been one of the most summery Springs I can ever remember in Southern California.
The weather has been hot, the sky has been clear blue nearly everyday, and while it's quite beautiful, we're once again in the midst of a drought. But we're not here to dwell on the negative.
Last weekend my boyfriend and I made our way down the Californian coast for a beautiful spring wedding in Carlsbad, and the next morning met friends for breakfast in La Jolla at a restaurant that overlooked the beautiful Pacific and Children's Cove Beach. I cherish the moments we are able to spend with those we care about simply enjoying each others company, delicious food, and beautiful scenery. Sharing stories and laughs over pancakes and breakfast burritos.
After our meal, we made our way across the street for a little walk and watched the seals enjoying their very lazy Sunday on the beach, sprawled out without a care in the world.
The day was bright, vivid, and stunning... and another reminder of those all-important moments we need to take to recharge our minds and our souls.
Those moments that remind us that life is so much more than getting from point A to point B, or the things we can accumulate. Those moments that give life deep meaning and a general sense of well-being.
There are so many beautiful things to experience, and I am so ready to experience all the beauty that I can. I've learned over the years how important it is to remember that we each hold the keys to our own freedom and happiness; and that in order to use that key we have to slow down, stop and take it all in. Take in that ocean breeze, or those blooming flowers, or that freshly fallen snow. Take in the joy our loved ones bring to our lives, and be present in our present.
We should all strive to remember everyday how beautiful the world around us really is, and try to allow ourselves to really see that beauty. Our future selves will thank us.
MyArtisticBliss at Children's Cove, La Jolla, CA.