I went to Monterey with my boyfriend to celebrate my big 22- this view was the best birthday present I could ask for. I felt and still feel very thankful when I think about this day because it gives me clarity and calmness. Sometimes I think my world is spinning too fast and things are falling out of place. It’s like when I’m trying to settle into one of those annoying, one-legged yoga poses that requires you to balance but all you do is shake and topple over and look foolish. It was important for me to realize that the balance comes from finding a point to focus and place my mental anchor so that I can be graceful again. This view, the vastness of this beautiful, blue ocean, and the fresh air gives me this.