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Back to San Diego

Today I’ve planned to drive back to San Diego, because I have booked an Airbnb for the coming week and have to return the rental car tomorrow. Interestingly enough I’m not too excited about going back. I loved living in San Diego for a few weeks, but after all the adventures of this mini road trip, I feel like keeping on traveling.

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Discovering new coffee places in North Park

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.

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First day of 2022

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.

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Preparing for the new year

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.

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Moving again

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.

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Rainy days are for bookstores

It’s still a bit gray and rainy this morning, but I don’t mind it. I’m really thankful to be here in San Diego. During breakfast I see on my phone that the place I’m renting now will be available again in a few weeks and I decide to book it again for then. I’m instantly super happy that I will stay here again soon.
After breakfast and finishing a few more pieces of the Christmas puzzle I walk to Starbucks to update the blog and send out some e-mails.

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Running by the ocean

At sunrise I go outside to try out my new running shoes. There is not much sunshine to see though, because it’s still cloudy. I don’t let that stop the fun for me and head to the beach. Already at the first steps I realise that these are some of the best running shoes I’ve had so far. They’re very cushioned and every landing on the sidewalk is really soft. The run is a bit challenging in the beginning, because I don’t run so often lately. After a while it gets easier again. I usually say that the first five kilometers are the hardest.

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Cheerful birds

Having birds in your house is a great help to stay present. Every time I’m on my phone, they start chirping and forcing my attention on them again. It’s also nice to have them as company if you have a house for yourself. I was on my phone looking for the next place to stay after this, which is a bit challenging. This place is so nice that I’d rather stay here the rest of my vacation, but unfortunately it’s almost fully booked for the coming weeks. I decide to let the search for the next place rest again and solve a few pieces of the Christmas puzzle before I go outside.