Winter In California

I woke up today at 4:45 am. That isn’t usual for me, I am more of a 6:30am(ish) guy. Today was special though, an old friend invited me for an ocean swim before the sun came up and I couldn't turn that down. The sky was black when I walked outside with my coffee and got into my car, and the bite of cold in the air definitely made me second guess my trajectory towards the water. There’s nothing quite as intoxicating as a warm bed on a chilly, winter morning. So much so that otherwise unique pre-dawn outings can sometimes get second billing to the main event of sleeping past the alarm and doing that weird “yes” head motion on the pillow. You know the one, where you find a spot so deliciously comfortable that you kind of nod in approval onto the you-soaked linen.

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