One of the things you hear every love, dating, and relationship guru say is that if you don’t love yourself FIRST, how could someone else love you? Or something along those lines. It sounds kinda sad and desperate, but in reality it’s actually a really important point.
As much as an extroverted outgoing social butterfly I can be, I also enjoy my “me time.” Unless I have set plans with friends, or a date, I prefer to chill on my own. I don’t ALWAYS need to be with other people to feel fulfilled. It’s a great time to decompress, unwind and reflect.
This weekend I decided to launch my dating blog. I knew I wanted to take my laptop somewhere with a great vibe to set it up in. I was feeling inspired and excited! Maybe up the street to a fabulously swanky rooftop hotel on Sunset Blvd? Somewhere close where I could feel the afternoon sun on my face, while a gentle LA breeze kissed my cheek?
After debating for awhile, I ended up making a last minute decision to jump in my car and take a mini road-trip. I left the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and drove south to Rancho Palos Verdes, where a piece of heaven on earth secretly hides away from those who don’t know about it.
I arrived at Terranea Resort, a gorgeous place with private villas and high-end dining sprawling out over acres and acres of manicured lawns, oceans views and cliffs below. A place I’ve been to before by myself and with a friend, and a place I’m dying to spend a weekend with someone special. Who and when? Great question. Until then, I’m fine just enjoying its beauty.
I grabbed my blanket out of the trunk, my laptop, my Bose headphones (that a guy I’m currently dating let me borrow…so sweet), an Architectural Digest and my phone and hiked down to the beach.
I found a perfect spot, close to the water. Two hours of bliss followed.
There is nothing like the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. NOTHING.
Side note: There were tourists that came by throughout my time there. Lots of pictures were taken, kids were playing, crazy men jumped into the freezing cold Pacific while their wives laughed at them and smiled, etc. I caught two Australian guys near me who were in their late 20s probably. Guess what they were talking about? Dating and relationships, and what the one guy should do about the girl he’s been seeing for a bit.
Love. It’s universal. 🙂