four years ago today [2012.10.04]
i spent this day at the campground by the beach. i walked out to the beach a couple times and saw some vehicles in the distance. the day before, i had seen plenty of tire tracks but no sign of anyone else there. it was still amazing how wide and empty the beach and path to it was. so many beaches i had been to before had been pretty narrow and were often filled with homes or some sort of development right there. this was very different and quite beautiful to be wide open and natural. it was almost like i was in a dream walking by myself a long way completely surrounded by nature.
the campground was pretty quiet.. there was only one other rv in the back part where i was staying. i briefly chatted with the guy staying there who would often go to this campground. he mentioned how it'd be really wet and unbearable in the winter. i was glad to have discovered it before winter.. the walk in nature to explore the beach was the best part of being there.
looking back at what i had written in my journal/blog this day, it looks like i was almost done with the revisions for the web application i was working on at the time, so that would help free up attention and energy to be able to enjoy the exploration a bit more. i was also feeling excited to be living the dream of traveling out west. it was almost a month that i had been living life on the road. yes, there were ups and downs, though it was great to be realizing a vision/dream i had previously chosen. you can live the life you desire and follow your dreams, and it feels great to do so!