Happy Friday fellow internet readers. Hopefully by the time you are reading this I am in Northern California with an apricot margarita in my hand as I sit poolside and…..WORK FROM HOME. (Insert Fifth Harmony song joke here.)
4th of July is my Mama’s birthday and every year (except for a handful) I have been home for the long weekend. It’s something I look forward to every summer and it has become somewhat of a landmark in my year to year calendar. I know that no matter what’s going on in my life I will be home for those few days in July. My favorite time of year, my favorite place, and my favorite people. I associate the 4th of July with the smell of chlorine, the taste of cheeseburgers on the BBQ and the feeling of the sun slightly burning your skin before actually full on scorching it.
I’m a born and raised California baby. I feel like I am at my absolute best when the sun is bright and the nights are long. To be honest, I don’t know how I would fare if I ever moved somewhere that had actual seasons because I am so dependent on sunshine. Summer to me means that I am functioning at 110%, on all cylinders and at top power levels. I have such fond memories of growing up and spending all of my summers among family and friends. We were constantly traveling, always moving and guaranteed there was someone being loud. Now as I get older, I make it a point to get home as much as I can in the summer to make sure I spend my time in the sunshine with the people I love the most. Home is my sacred space.
For our Northern California road trip I have curated a playlist with 173 songs to get through the five hour drive. Yes I am aware 173 songs actually adds up to about 10 hours of music but you never know with traffic/moods/snack breaks so better to be safe than sorry. Road trips have this magical power to cleanse your mind and give you a full body reset. Driving hundreds of miles through hills over hills of green is one of my favorite things in the entire world. And at the very end of the drive when you take that first breath out of the car after you arrive at your destination and the air tastes infectiously sweet? LITERALLY nothing is better.
Getting back to business, as a tease for upcoming month we’re going to have a piece about working in non-profit, a new braid tutorial, a recipe for chia pudding and a continuation of our Bachelorette recaps to name a few. This weekend will also be the start of our Saturday posts (YAY) and this first Saturday will be a round up of our favorite links from around the web in the past week.
If you see us flying down the 101 screaming the lyrics to a Spice Girls song at the top of our lungs, please be sure to wave hello. Happy 4th America.