california was really great. great time with family, vitamin-d, whale watching, resting. it made me want to travel more often. and it strangely made me appreciate des moines so much. california is beautiful as always and winter feels like summer. and the ocean is the best. but I think I've always had this idea in my head that california is filled with art direction, makers, and all around creative thinkers. I mean they have them. but bri emerys, emily hendersons and joy chos hanging out all the time isn't every group or even every city. it's just them. and they happen to live in california and have community. and I have my community. the people I spend my free time with are photographers, designers, event planners, writers, thinkers, artists and readers. these people don't just inspire me creatively, they are the people I go to church with and walk in Christ with. I love that.
I want to travel more. and I'm seeking out more opportunities to do that. I'm not saying I never want to live in california or anywhere else. I'm just thankful for what I have. because what I have is pretty great.