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Wanderlust Wednesday – California Dreamin’

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Venice Beach, CA

In honor of Wanderlust Wednesday – here are some photos from my past two trips to California. Please note: Some photos aren’t the best quality – Enjoy!

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Venice Beach, CA
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Venice Beach, CA
venice beach
Venice Beach, CA
golden gate
San Francisco, CA – The Golden Gate Bridge
alamo square
San Francisco, CA – Alamo Square
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San Clemente, CA
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San Clemente, CA
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San Clemente, CA
castaic lake
Castaic Lake – Castaic, CA
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Castaic Lake – Castaic, CA
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Castaic Lake – Castaic, CA
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Castaic Lake – Castaic, CA
castaic lake
Castaic Lake – Castaic, CA
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San Diego, CA – Sunset Cliffs
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San Diego, CA – Sunset Cliffs
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San Diego, CA – Sunset Cliffs
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San Diego, CA
laguna beach
Laguna Beach, CA
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Laguna Beach, CA
hollywood
Hollywood, CA
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Hollywood, CA
rodeo drive
Rodeo Drive – Beverly Hills, CA

Sunsets are Forever – A Gallery of SkyPorn

All the following photos were taken myself. Enjoy! 🙂

A Mental Makeover

ImageSan Clemente, California [Orange County]

A year ago today, I was enjoying my third day in California.. wandering the streets, staring up at the palm trees that surrounded me. It was my first time there and I had left New York to clear my head of a few things. I went on my own, meeting up with my aunt and friend once I got there. I was stressed at home and needed a mental break, which the 9-day vacation did. I came home with a clearer conscious and a mind more made up than ever. I had decided to eat healthier, which I did. I cut fast food out of my diet completely. I think I had McDonald’s two or three times in 2013. (Which is huge considering I used to eat it all the time when my younger body could endure it) I decided to leave a relationship that I found wasn’t suiting for me any longer and I was really proud of myself. I let go of the things that were weighing me down and I feel as though my trip to California really assisted me in doing all this. I came home a different person, and I was glad. I had many chances to just be myself and stare at the sunsets or walk on the beach and it opened my eyes to a whole new world. Sometimes all you need is to get away from the norm for a while… see new things and explore new places. I’ll be leaving for California again in 17 days and I’m counting down the days! I’m hoping that again I will come home with great new experiences that will shape me into an even better person than before.

A few more photos from my trip:

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La Jolla, California

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San Diego, California

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Mimosas in Dana Point [Orange County]

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Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles

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The view from my aunt’s apartment – San Diego