I am in Santa Cruz, CA for a family reunion this weekend and I am totally in love with this town. The weather is perfect (even a little bit cold) the beach is beautiful and so crazy green. It is definitely totally the opposite from Phoenix! Here everything is covered with green life, some of the sidewalks even have moss!! It is so refreshing! Not only is Santa Cruz great, but so is my family : ) I am meeting my dad's side of the family for the first time and everyone is so kind and loving. I was super nervous to meet everyone but as soon as I saw the first face I knew there was only love.
I have walked around most of my life with a hole inside my heart, never really understanding why it was there or how to fill it. After being surrounded by such beautiful people the hole is nearly gone, it is so amazing how whole I feel. I have met so many great people and hope that I will become life long friends with all of them. And as a not-so-secret secret I hope that this event will someday bring me closer to meeting my dad, brother and step mom. I am dying to get to know them, listen to them talk and laugh, watch them cook and smile. I really look forward to those future moments.
One last note, thank god for the ocean, with all these intense experiences happening the sea has calmed me. It has soothed my soul, helping me to treasure every single moment of this trip. The universe never ceases to amaze me... I am in paradise.