On an excruciating hot summer day, the best place to escape is to the ocean. I adore the feeling that it brings to my busy lifestyle, there is purely nothing like it. Sometimes I catch myself being hesitant to get in the water, well simply because what’s below the dark ocean terrifies me. Once I get the courage to get out on the water, I am in bliss. What ads to the great memories of the boat are the restaurants located in Dana Point, the food is exquisite! Once the sun starts to set, I make a pot of coffee and enjoy a cup on the boat watching all the activity in the marina. The tranquil atmosphere will forever embed memories to me and my friends.
“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
Everyone is always moving at the speed of light…It’s difficult to slow down and take a moment to enjoy some quality time to yourself.
My favorite pass time is to find a well lit spot, get comfortable with my favorite blanket and either read a book to educate myself on specific subject or sketch unique buildings.
The best refresher for your yourself is to find 30 min to 1 hour a day and spend it purely on yourself.
Hobbies to keep my mind busy:
- Reading Non- fiction: Mainly about City Planning.
- Architectural Sketching
- Catch up on my favorite shows: Law & Order: SVU!! Don’t judge me.
- Baking my favorite classic recipes.
- Jewelry Making. I love creating unique pieces that you will never find in a store.
- Exploring new places and take pictures.
- Ballet – I turn on my favorite songs and dance my heart out.
- Running or playing soccer.
- Spending time with my animals
- Going to our boat and just simply relax.
What I would recommend to everyone is to create a routine that you can fit into your daily schedule. Find what works for you, whether you enjoy making a gourmet meal or going for a walk. Explore your bliss.
“Sometimes you just need a little bit of time for yourself to clear up your mind and see things from a new perspective..” – Unknown
My 3 day weekend of non-stop adventures.
Friday: All week long I was preparing for this day. We had Alex’s family coming over for a BBQ and I had to take my 3 piggies to the vet. Continue Reading
Trip to the memory lane from Sevastopol to California…
So lets start with the fact I was born in Chita, Siberia and lived there until I was seven years old. At the age of seven, I moved to Sevastopol, Ukraine … I then moved back and forth a few more times until I finally ended up in California. Here are just some glimpses of my past , I hope you enjoy! Continue Reading