all i wanted for my 45th birthday last year was to see and be close to the ocean
when i started looking at plane tickets out to los angeles, i looked for all three of us
the prices were insane! (it’s crazy expensive to fly out of Asheville regardless of what Will says/thinks)
Will and i discussed matters and he suggested i go by myself
the last time i had gone on a trip by myself was six years ago
we were still living in Miami (in our small southbeach apartment) and i flew to NYC for a long weekend to go to a friend’s wedding
i sat on the idea for a while
could i do it?
could i actually go away for my birthday and new year’s on my own?
without Will and Lily?
the idea seemed crazy
crazy and scary
but the idea slowly also started seeming really fun
and so i did it
i purchased a ticket out to lalaland where i spent my birthday and new year’s
and you know what?
it was wonderful!
we all survived
and Lily only cried to me over the phone once
i needed that kind of start to 45 and to a new year
44 and 2017 were shit
but i feel good about this new age and year i am in
the weather out west was perfect
40’s in the morning, 70’s during the day and 50’s at night
we drove out to malibu where we had lunch at one of my favorite places
after lunch i got to walk along the ocean and soak my feet and face
i felt rejuvenated instantly
the ocean tends to always do that for me
and oh boy did i need it! (it had been four months since i had seen the ocean)
on the way home we pulled over on the pch and got to take in a beautiful sunset
if you know me by now, you know i love nothing more than the sun setting on the ocean
the birthday evening ended with delicious enchiladas and margaritas (not pictured)
it was a wonderful day
i am happy i got over all those hangups i had and went solo
sometimes it’s needed
happy friday friends!
hope you all had a good week
wish i could have carried this giant heart beach rock home with me…. so much love for malibu
the ocean and the sun setting on the ocean for my birthday. it could have only been better if Lily and Will were there