– I need good people to consistently swim, bike, and run with me to get me in the shape I want to be in. This is not something I can do on my own. I need the support of a group if I want to see results.
– I really love open water swimming.
– I feel most at home in triathlon.
– Fresh bread is a must. So are a basket of fresh fruits and organic veggies.
– Reading in the sunshine while drinking a tall glass of cold lemonade is the best way to spend a summer afternoon.
– The physical act of writing brings me joy.
– Paper nerd: really cute stationary will always make my heart swell.
– Spending hours perusing a book store will never get old.
– I’m scared to pursue writing because: it makes me vulnerable when others read what I have to say, it’s not a sure/conventional career path.
I watched the 3-mile rough water swim race at Seal Beach yesterday with this seagull.
I spent a few hours wandering around the beach, up and down the pier, and wondering what is it that draws me back to this particular beach? Sure, it’s a cute, quaint beach town…but I realized: I’ve fallen in love here, time after time. It started with Junior Guards in my pre-teen years, when I was humbled by the greatness of the ocean and learned to enjoy – and not fear – it’s powerful waves. I played beach volleyball tournaments, learned to surf, and ate local favorites Nick’s breakfast burritos and El Burrito Jr’s “surfers special.” I had the best summer of my life there post-high school/pre-college. It was the place that reminded me of who I was and who I wanted to be when came back from college.
And now, I’ve learned that Seal Beach is a place where my heart speaks to me. I’m drawn there to listen and to learn – because it still has more to teach me.