Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Coming Full Circle

After all the presidents day festivities I jumped in the Matrix and headed back to San Diego. This morning I woke up to warm sunshine and headed to the backyard. I picked and orange off our tree and ate it in the sun. Life is good!

I should have spent the day unpacking but it was way too nice outside so I headed to the beach. It is so good to be back here. I feel really good about it. Besides how amazing it is here, it will be nice to catch up with old friends and to make new ones.
I am so grateful that I got to go to London. I had incredible experiences, learned a ton, met amazing people and got to see some incredible parts of the world. I feel like I learned a lot about myself as well.
Here are some of the things I am taking away from my time abroad:
-Family is extremely important to me and being near them makes me happy.
-The world is full of best friends just waiting for the right opportunity to be discovered.
-I like sunshine!
-My "list" will only get longer the more I travel.
-A good book can be great company.
-The "pride cycle" is real and very easy to fall into.
-Be grateful for freedom - it's something we take for granted but that people through the ages have spent and given their lives fighting for.
-Seeing something amazing ( i.e. the Berlin wall) can be just as cool as meeting someone famous.
-One of the great parts of traveling is coming home.

5 comments:

Chris and Cassie said...

That is a good list D. I like it. I'm glad your safely back in SD where you belong...by the surf and sunshine. Hopefully we can come visit soon. and I'm jealous of that orange tree. love you.

oh, and just remember who the real best friend is though...

Fiagle Family said...

I love your post. And the jumping beach pic is my favorite. my girls were so excited to be on your blog..its so funny what little things are a hit.

Danielle said...

Wait a minute.... where are you living? Is that Natalie's house? I am trying very hard to place that pool!! I'm glad your back in SD. Wish I was there sometimes.

Patricia Peterson said...

What a wonderful list. I was wondering today if I'm in the pride section of the cycle - and wondering makes it probably a yes answer - and you are right....so easy to get there without noticing.

Katherine said...

Your life rocks too hard. "oh, just picked and orange off the tree and sat by the pool, no big deal..."