Falling In Love All Over Again

On Monday, I fell in love all over again with my significant other. It’s the strangest feeling because I didn’t think it would be possible to have all these emotions filled up in my heart.

We started off going for a morning stroll before our workout. The past few days, I had felt like I needed to get out more than for one bike ride. Riding 10 miles is great, but it lasts 40 minutes to one hour. Walks last longer, and it makes me appreciate the great outdoors more.

I felt alive, and I didn’t need coffee to be awake. The sun and ocean woke up my soul.

We came back and worked out. Then we went on an urban hike together. We tried this seven or eight weeks ago, but I had suffered hip bursitis, and I could only last one mile out.

We went what we liked to call it an Urban Adventure. It was beautiful, sunny, bright, clear skies, and spectacular. We walked to this cliffside point. Stephen had to stand near the edge because he is crazy, and my heart jumped out of my body as I edged closer to the cliffside. That is the usual emotions because I follow him and his crazy behavior.

As soon as we walked back to the pedestrian sidewalk, my heart fluttered and skipped a beat. A surge of emotions came over me, and I fell in love with him all over again. Maybe it’s because it’s getting close to the 3rd anniversary of our Pacific Crest Trail backpacking trip? Or perhaps it triggered a bunch of memories of our 4.5 adventure? Whatever it was, I told Stephen I fell in love with him again. He gripped my hand, squeezed it, and kissed me. We continued walking because that is what we do.

We walked and walked. It’s all I wanted to do. I want to walk with him and feel the sunshine. I want to feel his hand in my hand along the way. Ok, not every second because that is not logistical. But maybe every 20-30 minutes. Ha.

Aside from that, we went on our third walk. It felt like a drug, walking, and feeling the sunshine, and sharing it with my SO.

What a magical day. I couldn’t be thankful for where we live and access to such beautiful coastal views. And I couldn’t be more grateful to share it with my soulmate who appreciate mother nature as much as I do.

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