I’m taking two days off of work (today included). Originally, it was just going to be Thursday, but I woke up on Tuesday and my body was still aching. I realized that standing for seventeen hours and running around on Saturday probably was more exhausting than I was allowing myself to believe. So, I put in my request and left about an hour early yesterday.
I headed from work to Santa Monica to watch the Lakers and Dodgers and enjoy the warm weather. Our group was interesting. It was fun, but it was also something I’ve never really experienced. I think I sometimes forget that I’m a little odd. I also forget that it takes a lot to get used to me and with some people it’s instant and for others I remain a mystery for a long time.
Needless to say, it was slightly odd. Somewhat exhausting. I don’t know. Just a strange night.
On the positive side, I have learned something about myself and baseball caps. I also got to walk along the Pacific Ocean at 2 a.m. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that, and I really think it was good for my soul.
Today, I headed back to the same beach with three awesome ladies. It was a nice, quiet day.
Sometimes it’s very hard for me to connect with girls. I’m very conscious of that and I try, but my mind wanders (as evidenced by last night). I’m happy with the way the day turned about because the three women I was with are all very different. I completely respect them all in their own right, but I’m very aware of what different people they are. I feel so fortunate to know them all because they all possess strengths that I admire.
I appreciate the ocean for its power.
And I appreciate the companionship. I think, though, tomorrow will be a day just for me. I have a lot floating in my head right now, and I think I need to take some time to listen to it and sort it out.
And then…..maybe back to the desert this Saturday.