A California Adventure (& Learning to Live a More Vibrant Life)

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I just got back from an amazing trip to California.

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When I get back from seeing other cities and states, my heart is always full of gratitude and inspiration. We are so blessed when we step outside of our comfort zones, aren’t we — when we leave the areas and places we find most familiar and comforting? I’m learning how to do this more — not just when it comes to traveling, but also just living life. He’s constantly calling us to experience MORE.

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I fell in love with California’s sea-salt bay breezes, corner coffee shops, vibrant colors, history, and creative culture.

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I sampled chocolates at Ghiradelli Square, stood in the sparkly sand at Whiskeytown Lake (yes, it had flecks of gold sparkles in it!!), had my first Pinkberry experience (the chocolate and almond slivers do not disappoint!), and enjoyed lots of sweet moments with my sister and one of my dearest friends.

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I was inspired by clear blue skies, found fonts, vintage architecture, quirky shops and boutiques, and lots of delicious food. I left feeling thankful for the people God’s placed in my life — the family members who feel like friends and the friends who feel like family. I left knowing that His Hand is truly at work in this season, adding color, meaning, and beauty. I left knowing that He’s given me a story to live and share as vibrantly and faithfully as I can.

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6 thoughts on “A California Adventure (& Learning to Live a More Vibrant Life)

  1. Rachel Hillary says:

    This is so sweet! What a fun adventure, and so great that you got to experience it with such special people. I’ve recently been pressed by the Spirit to think about the people God has placed in my life too, and even just appreciating them as just that–friends sent by GOD!–has helped each experience with them feel extra special, even if it’s truly mundane. :)

  2. Elle says:

    I LOVE California! And your photos are so fun! ” I left knowing that He’s given me a story to live and share as vibrantly and faithfully as I can.” That is SO true!!

  3. Yelena says:

    I haven’t been to Cali since I was a little girl – I so look forward to visiting it someday as a grown-up. Love, love all your photos. :)

  4. Allison says:

    Your post on San Francisco is wonderful! It is so true that, “We are so blessed when we step outside of our comfort zones, aren’t we — when we leave the areas and places we find most familiar and comforting?”

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  5. Kristin B says:

    Just seeing your new blog design. I LOVE it! And glad you had such a fun trip. I love San Fran!

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