February is a dangerous month. At least part of the month consists of clouds and rain, it houses Valentine’s day (which can bring terror to even those in happy relationships), and it’s always too short which means you can’t get everything that was planned for the month done. For me February seems exceptionally dangerous as of late due to recently developed allergies and a tendency to fall into the glums when the weather gets cloudy.
Even though today was cloudy, the weather was behaving itself in typical Southern California fashion and I decided that being cooped up within these four walls was a lousy way to spend a Sunday. Besides, I felt the need for a reminder about why I love California so much and why I felt the need to move back, other then the whole needing to complete grad school, wanting to be closer to my family, and wanting to advance my career reasons. In an attempt to be creative and take a relaxing break from myself I decided to venture down Pacific Coast Highway with my camera.
The sight of the beach made me take a deep breathe while the smell of the ocean made my tense neck muscles unclench just a little bit. To me, this is home. Being able to drive to the beach, take in the beautiful scenery, walk down the shore with the water at my feet (not that today would be a good day to do that).
I didn’t stray too far from my fullerton apartment, and I wasn’t gone for more then a few hours but I returned to my apartment with a renewed sense of who I was and the dreams that I am following.
I am a strong, intelligent, focused woman who is getting her Masters in Advertising in order to be better prepared to work in the creative world of the entertainment industry. I am determined to do well in my classes, have fun at my current job, take the best pictures possible, and strive for a professional position in the entertainment industry.
I am a California girl… and I invite you to take this creative journey with me.
(For more pictures from my drive please see my flickr.)