There's always a point in the quarter when I want to drop everything I'm doing and book the quickest ride back to the Bay Area. I love my little piece of California Paradise,
but there's honestly nothing compared to being surrounded by the urban sub city, my favorite foods and Voss water from my own sink. This weekend, I decided I need to step away from the constant stress associated with school and work, my dirty apartment and ham sandwiches for breakfast lunch and dinner. It was probably the best decision I've made this whole quarter.
On Saturday morning, I went to Pismo Beach to celebrate my sister's birthday. I started the day fairly early. Waking up at 6 AM after a night out in Isla Vista was hard, but if you know me well, I can't sacrifice sleep for a good time with good company. After not seeing my sisters since winter break, I was ecstatic to finally hang out.. I cherish my relationship with them, so any opportunity to be with them is one I'm willing to drop any other plans for. My entire Saturday was spent riding ATVs on the Sand Dunes in Pismo, eating at Splash Cafe, and walking down the beach and pier. Believe me when I say I tried the best clam chowder and enjoyed some of the best february weather in my entire life. The rest of my weekend was spent catching up on my version R&R- eating a home cooked meal and catching up on How to Get Away With Murder on my living room couch.
This weekend reminded me of how lucky I am to have such amazing family and friends that can make me feel happy without even trying. I don't look forward to returning back to midterms and Mcdonald's, but I am grateful for being able to experience some calm before the storm.