This post comes a week late, but last Wednesday was Michael's and mine birthday! We're finally 21, and got to celebrate together this past Sunday. We went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, World Curry, and Michael loved the food! We really love World Curry, since the staff is incredibly friendly, the place is mellow, and it has amazing food. Michael doesn't loud crazy hectic environments, so it's the perfect place for him to go. However, he was in an awful mood and didn't want to sit in the restaurant... since he just wanted to be at the beach! Michael loves his time by the water :)
We drove down to the Pacific Beach Pier, and Michael had a great time! Usually when we end up going to the beach he'll ignore me, because he's so mesmerized by watching the water. It takes at least a good half hour before Michael can be comfortable with taking pictures or interacting with me. Even if he doesn't seem too happy, my mom says that Michael's always got the biggest smile on his face, and his mood just brightens up after visiting his favorite environment :)
Overall, I'm forever grateful for being blessed with Michael in my life. He's always been incredible to have as a sibling, and growing up it's been obvious that we've got a strong bond. Michael does an incredible job of teaching not just myself, but others about how important it is to just enjoy life. Nowadays, so many of us stress out over things that don't even matter, and Michael reminds us to find joy in the simple things in life that are all around us.
A little over a month ago, we got the chance to be interviewed for the San Diego Union Tribune, and had a beautifully written article by Tod Leonard about our life story. So incredibly overwhelmed and humbled with his piece, and he did an amazing job describing how Michael's influenced my life while growing up. You can find the link here: www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/sd-sp-ucsdswim-20170305-story.html
That's all for this week! As always, if you ever have any questions, comments, or recommendations, always feel free to contact us :)