This morning I understand better again why I love road trips. The drive to Yosemite National Park is very pretty, especially because there is more and more snow alongside the road the further I drive. The roads are windy and the view of the mountains in the distance is amazing. Just before I enter the park I see a boy hitchhiking along the road. I think for a moment and decide to give him a ride, because I also used to hitchhike when I was younger.
Today is an exciting day, because I’m going on a road trip. I pick up my car after breakfast and cuddle out of the hotel. I almost feel a bit sad for leaving the place, because it was quite comfortable to my own little studio there. I’m happy though to go on an adventure and glad that I got a nice comfortable car.
This morning I pack my bags again. It’s a lot easier with an extra suitcase, so I’m done packing quite fast. The plan is to drive to Yosemite National Park tomorrow and stay there for two days.
I decide to mix things up today, since I enjoyed my walk yesterday so much and I don’t feel like staying in my hotel room this morning. I go back to the neighborhood with the two bridges and hike another trail through the valley.
When I look out of the window of my hotel room this morning I see blue skies and palm trees. I can’t say too often how much I love San Diego. I think it’s my favorite city in the world now. It’s true what they say, life is better by the ocean.
I want to discover more local coffee places, especially on days that I’m not working, like today. A bit of searching on Google Maps shows me a place called Holsem Kitchen in North Park. It’s an area I haven’t really visited yet. I like how I get to know the city better and keep discovering each day.
I start 2022 with business, because on the first of the month I always update my admin, send out invoices and do the necessary taks for my company. It takes me til around noon and then I’m ready to go outside. I take the bus to the beach, because I want to start the year right with a nice run.
The last day of the year starts exciting as I finally get a message from someone of Delta Airlines who can actually help me. A very friendly lady called Heather offers me to change the date of my return flight for only a small fee. I’m really happy that I get to stay here a few weeks more.
Even though today is not too eventful, I don’t want to let go of the habit of writing daily. So I think my challenge here is to write something interesting on a day where not so much seems to happen. I start the day with some work, having a call with a client back home about the finishing of a website.
In the morning I’m thinking about what I’ll do the coming weeks and how I have absolutely no desire to go back to my little shared house in Utrecht. Worrying about all this stuff makes me a bit restless. I decide to sit down, close my eyes and breath in and breath out. I come back to this moment, to today. The past is gone and the future is anything but certain. You don’t know how the future will unfold. So better just live now. Enjoy this day you were given, enjoy the gift of the present.