by maddyrotman1


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Hello Everyone!

Every once in a blue moon, I find myself having a day to relax. Lucky for me, yesterday was one of these wonderful days. In desperate need of a summer tease, I walked to the beach with Lilla and we stopped at our favorite cliff along the way to admire the view we so often take for granted.

Rule #1 of living in Santa Barbara: Always stop to admire a view

Rule #2: NEVER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.0370001503700004I don’t know why I’m such a sucker for glimmering horizons but they make me feel a certain way that I never feel otherwise. Add in a nice song and I’ll be in a good mood for the rest of the week! Lilla recently showed me the song “Suburban Dogs” by Real Estate and I’ve been hooked ever since. It is the perfect tune for those easy breezy days off when you feel like you have all the time in the world and it is guaranteed to make you want to be outside.

Speaking of being outside, something I’ve been doing a lot of recently is walking. I have never been one to go on walks or runs (in fact I dreaded them) but recently I’ve found that they are one of the easiest ways to enjoy the good old outdoors that we so often deprive ourselves of. Not to mention, its great exercise! If you ever have some extra time in your day, I encourage you to try it.

Comment below and let me know what your favorite relaxing day activity is.

Thanks for reading!