I love love love waking up before the sun and being alone with nature. It is quiet and peaceful and I get to have the lake to myself before the morning joggers and walkers join me on the path. Before I go to work I give myself a chance to put my mind at ease and breathe deeply knowing that I get to return to the lake in 11 hours. I purchased my Sector 9 about 6 years ago when I lived in San Francisco. I was hanging out with my neighbors who were sort of hippie lazy cool and going through their goods they were selling at their garage sale. I came across a skateboard, the cruising kind. Despite the tsunami warning that was in effect, we were totally unaware until I received a phone call from my mother who had been watching the news in Ohio, I was riding the skateboard up and down the street for the rest of the afternoon. The day was bright sunny and oh so warm that afternoon. The breeze I was catching from rolling down hill got me HOOKED! So my crazy neighbor who was sipping on his mate tea and I headed down to the ocean where there was a local skateboard shop. With his help I picked out my first skateboard and have been on and off it ever since.
I would skateboard with their dog Sonny 10 blocks down to the ocean several times a week. The cool thing about San Francisco is that they allow dogs on the beach. Sonny was “THE COOLEST DOG” in the neighborhood! So sweet and funny and loved the water. I should have dognapped him!
Speaking of California, I had the most vivid dreams of Southern California last night. I dreamt I was driving south on the 1 and I was watching the surfers surf and then wait for the good waves off the coast of Malibu. I felt like I was home and never left…maybe time for a visit 😉 California does that to me whenever I go back. Feels like home with a family member missing. I know when February hits and Cleveland is in a deep dark freeze, I’ll be itching to get out there. Into the warm California sun. 😀
Speaking of riding before dawn, it is 5:29am and I want to get to the lake before work. So I hope you all have a very beautiful, fun and peaceful day! Try something new today, something outside of your comfort zone. Maybe skateboarding?!
“Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare to think.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow