I went to visit one of my best friends in San Diego last weekend. It was relaxing, fun, cozy, and very much needed, but when I sat down to write about it, I was having trouble figuring out how.
Our days were full, maybe not from going this way and that, but from talking, laughing, and just enjoying each other’s company, so while I couldn’t write one of my usual *travel* type blogs about it, I still felt like it was one I wanted to document. One I felt like you could relate to, or benefit from, even if you weren’t there.
That’s when I realized that I didn’t need to give you specific details, or even context, in order for you to understand or experience it. Because when I thought about the weekend, I saw it in a string of moments that we might all know. Moments that make you sigh wistfully, nod enthusiastically, and say, “YES” understandingly.
So I hope that as I walk you through my weekend in a rather unconventional way, your senses can be awakened, and a few ideas might come to mind, making you think, man, I should do that.
When the ETA on your GPS goes down by an HOUR.
The full body stretch after you arrive at your destination.
A shy smile from a little kid.
A hug from a friend you missed.
A comfy couch.
The perfect sandwich.
Easy conversation that can start anywhere.
Detailed daydreaming about future vacations.
Having lots of time to sit down and relax.
Looking at a friend and saying, “I do that TOO!”
The smell of a barbeque.
The feeling of a smile pulling across your lips.
A satisfied sigh at the dinner table.
Turning off all the lights to watch a movie.
Fresh popcorn out of the microwave.
Licking salt off your fingertips.
Cuddling up with a blanket.
Falling asleep hard and fast.
Waking up to the sun rather than an alarm.
Fresh fruit on a slow morning.
A deep belly baby laugh
A breeze on a hot day.
Finding a seat in the shade.
Hot French fries.
A long relaxing breath.
Binge watching a tv show that makes you smile.
A sunset hike on the beach.
A fluffy pillow.
An easy Sunday morning.
A bright blue sky.
Promises of “see you soon!”
An easy drive.