A couple days after we returned home from Europe I tagged along on my parents trip to Newport. This may sound odd, but I really needed to just isolate myself for a bit and catch up on tons of work/projects. Newport was the place to do just that. During the day I was left in the hotel by myself, without access to a car, which meant I had tons of time to catch up on work, journaling, checking things off my to-do list, etc. It felt so good! Each night when I went to dinner with everyone I felt so refreshed and more present because I didn’t feel like I was drowning in my work anymore.
We hit up all of my favorite Newport stops and even drove down to San Diego one day so I could work with my team in the office which I loved. I’ve only been down there once before so it was neat to meet my co-workers that I communicate with daily in person ha!
My favorite part of the trip was spending so much quality time with my grandparents. They are the sweetest souls. One day we took dan hour walk on the beach and I’ll never forget it. We talked about their favorite places they’ve ever traveled to (Galapagos by the way), their memories from Crystal Cove and why they love California so much. It was just me and them (which has never happened before) and I loved every second of it.
My least favorite part of the trip was how jacked up my back felt after sleeping for 8 straight nights on a pull-out mattress in the hotel ? No, but really, least favorite part was being away from Will for so long!! Way harder than anticipated. Especially after spending 10 straight days together in Europe! I never want to be apart from him for that long ever again.
Love you all,