This piece was from my gratitude journal when I was in Brazil for three months. I was so in love with the beauty around me... a beauty that could only be expressed on paper by using an excess amount of capitals and stars. I believe that I lost this part of myself when I came back at home… I lost my eagerness to be in awe of things. I knew there were places I have never seen within reach but I did not have a hunger to see them. Maybe I just feel excited to see the world or maybe it is because I’ve lived in the same town for most of my life and I just need some sort of freedom from it. No matter the reason, it has left me blind to the possibilities in my day-to-day. Thus, I have decided to start a series of Staycation Saturdays to bring newfound appreciation to the blessing it is to be where I am.
Staycation Saturday: Downtown San Diego
Downtown is about a 30 minute drive from where I live but for some reason it always seems like a mission to go there. I mean my car is leased and I need those miles for things like going to Chipotle and other important places. But I’m an adventurer and adventurers should not worry about things like leases and gas and stuff, they just go. So we took someone else’s car and went.
There’s something about cities that you just don’t get in the suburbs. I don’t know if it’s the constant stimulation of noises and smells but everything feels more interesting. Like I could walk anywhere and find something new to see. With that, we decided to play a game (I feel like games have been a common thing in my posts, who knew I loved games so much!). Whenever we approached an intersection, we could only take the crosswalk with the walk sign on. This game ended up leading us to amazing art galleries, murals, and beautiful brick buildings all around the city.
Attention all foodies:
If you are into sushi but also have a slight love for fusion restaurants, check out Bang Bang. It has a somewhat hidden entrance but it was worth circling the block three times looking like idiots and opening random doors to find. Although I’m a feen for sushi, my recommendation is the Asian hot wings. Excuse my horrible jokes, but they were really Bang Bangin’.