By Alice Gray
I’ve been prepping my whole life for this moment. Kind of kidding, kind of not. I grew up in San Diego and I grew up curating playlists for the sole purpose of watching the ocean go by from my car seat. We didn’t take our paradise for granted. We soaked up the beauty of the beach whenever we could, no matter how inconvenient. My high school memories look like a glittering montage of me and my girlfriends in old convertibles, driving fast, music loud, hair in the wind and singing/shouting as loud as possible. Those are some of my best memories.