also bringing me great joy in san diego last month: sunny, warm, beautiful beach times. i took this photo at the very beautiful Windansea beach in La Jolla, a beach I had never been to before but spent looooots of time there this trip.
I can’t believe it was less than a month ago that I was there – it feels like a different lifetime. Well, it was – that was winter break; this is now full throttle last semester of grad school. plus busy busy work.
and some very different weather! it was very confusingly wonderful to be in a bikini on the beach in January in San Diego. I knew it would be less foggy and maybe a little nicer than San Francisco, but by no stretch of the imagination did I think I would be able to wear a bathing suit on the beach! Well, I must have imagined it, since I brought the bikini with me.
Actually, I thought I’d just be wearing it under a wetsuit for the kayaking sea caves tour I’d booked. Ahha! It’s allll coming back to me. Anyway, it was amazing and wonderful to feel that sun warming me up and watching the waves do their uber repetitive, super soothing thing. While reading a book! Actual novel with hundreds of pages and the time to sink into it!
In fact I read several novels, since there also was no TV where I was staying (which was wonderful). I didn’t bring a laptop or go to the movies so it was such a quiet weekend, one where I got to hear a lot of good sounds that I miss now.
And watch surfers, and hang out on a boat chasing whales (sorry whales, hope we did not disturb you tooooo much) and kayak and smell flowers and stuff giant burritos into my face and do yoga in the sun outside and drink tea and think and breathe and do nothing and be!
now i do.
and the best part is that whenever i go back, the waves will be there to greet me! just doing their thing. you know.