Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cali Love...

Its been about close to five months since I've set foot on Texas grounds and I've got to be completely honest... Its been tough adjusting to this new place. I came here to follow my hub on his job promotion which without a doubt has helped us financially, however it came at the expense of being far away from everything and everyone that we love dearly. 

One of the things I miss most other than my family is being able to just head to the beach nearby and go for a hike. Before voluntarily resigning from my previous administrative job at the university headquarters in La Jolla, California, my co-workers and I would walk across the street for a nice stroll during lunch through my sanctuary, Torrey Pines State Reserve. My work was primarily situated right across the street from the reserve and the Torrey Pines Golf Course where many famous Championships were held such as the Farmers Insurance Open Invitationals.

With numerous trails and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect place to pause at the cliff's edge to watch the moon rise and the sun set. I yearn to go back and take a deep breath of clarity while sipping on a thermos of hot herbal green tea.

Cali has always been my love and each time I leave, it's always a bittersweet feeling. This is my first time ever living thousands of miles away from a city of familiarity to another one that is completely opposite of that. Though Texas may be a great place to raise families and has a booming economy, the city and streets are nowhere near as refined as it is off the west coast.

It'll be a few more months  till we reunite with home again for a quick visit. Luckily my in-laws will be coming to town for a visit along with a few Aunts and Uncles next month which will be a nice change for a week. Although I've been working out almost everyday, it'll be a challenge when they come to town as we'll be taking them out to eat.

My in-laws are very traditional when it comes to food. The hubs and his siblings have always tried to get them to eat healthier, however my MIL (mother in-law) loves her patis with everything! For those of you that aren't familiar with that, patis is fish sauce that is most common to Indochina. It's mainly used as a condiment derived from fish that has been allowed to ferment. Anyhow, it'll be a challenge to eat along with them as they love to eat at buffets which I have strayed from for quite some time. I haven't had buffet food since the last time I was in Vegas which was in 2009! Wow! This will certainly be a test for me! I'm looking forward to the company, however eating out will be interesting!

May will be our trip back home for a wedding as the hubs will be part of it joining in as a best man. Time is ticking! Other than reuniting with Cali Love, I'm looking forward to a bangin' body! Can't wait!

1 comment

  1. One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...