There Has Been No Slowing Down in February

“There are five days left in this month to get some sleep,” which is what I keep telling myself while I start looking at booking my next few trips for March because somehow, I’ve gone from relaxing 1 or 2 days a week to not knowing how to sit still.  When 2015 started, I saw it as a fresh beginning, and departure from how my life had been going until that time.  Experiences and adventure make life exciting and I’ve never been one to color “inside the lines”.  In my life, I’ve moved across the country and back (what will be) three times, lived in four states, traveled the world, made countless friends, all while maintaining a great career with some incredible stories that came with it.  But for all the fun I’ve had, there are so many things on my bucket list I realized I never took advantage of for years, that I finally realized I needed to do something about it.

It was this realization that violently shoved my life in a different direction – accomplishing life goals that I’m finally in a position to take on.  February had me running at full speed…

Novel Writing

My penchant for story-telling has finally erupted into me putting my effort into writing a novel that I hope will one day be published.  I’m one preface and two chapters in.  For anyone that is a writer, you know how difficult it is to not scrutinize every word, to find that stopping point where, with a shaky hand, you start handing over your proposal to publishing companies, hoping they don’t tear apart your labor of love.  In the weekends I’ve been at home (which has been exactly two), I’ll go for a 6-8 mile walk around the beach to clear my head (a few snapshots are below of the incredible place I call “home” right now) and then hole up in my coffee shop (I call it mine because I refuse to go anywhere else to write) and get to work.

I got to be in Ted 2… and see my Stepdad on Bill Maher!

Ok… so only the sounds of my cheering from the audience are heard but it was still pretty awesome to see Bill film his small segment for the upcoming release of Ted 2!  Even cooler, being able to watch the filming of the entire Real Time with Bill Maher segment for February 13th, to support my stepdad and his new book.  And if it couldn’t get any better, meeting Bill Maher, David Duchovny, Zanny Minton Beddoes, Baratunde Thurston and Robert Kenner just topped it off.  To be surrounded with an incredible level of intellect and accomplishment gave me more inspiration than I ever thought possible, to really pursue my dreams.

Not even a “little” snow stops me from going back across the country to prepare to call D.C. home for good…

Although San Diego has been amazing, there is nothing quite like living in Washington, D.C.  Living in San Diego, and away from the almost frenetic energy, can be a really great thing – it gives you time to clear your head and set you back to neutral.  I call my one year away a “mental vacation” of sorts, something I truly needed.  Still, my friends and (most of) my family live in the DC metro area and the draw to move/ come back to visit, even in the worst of weather, is too great to ignore.

Last weekend, I braved a crazy snow storm to reconnect with friends, attend a charity event and begin the “re-acclimation” process of amping up my energy levels, as of course, there are no shortage of things to do in that city.

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Spending more time with the love of my life…

Almost every spare moment I have, goes to the love of my life.  In the last 6 1/2 months I’ve had him, he’s given me more love than I have ever received.  He’s my best friend.  While he deserves his own blog about his fun adventures, we’ve narrowed them down to just a few.

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Can’t wait to see what March brings…