I just finished Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Loved. So good. Want to go to Italy, India, and Indonesia now.
Actually, I want to go just about anywhere. I’m even itching to move, change scenery, do something new and exciting. I need adventure.
We are planning a “vacation” out to the Black Hill of SD. We’ll be gone for about 11 days. But I grew up there. So there will be lots of time away from home… but in a place that I already know forward and backwards.
(I’m still looking forward to our trip though. It’ll be nice to have so many other adults around. I plan on reading and relaxing and just enjoying being with my family.)
But THEN, I still have the desperate desire to go someplace new, do some exploring. I don’t even think a vacation is what I’m longing for. I guess I’m just feeling tied down, like all of life’s big decisions have been made and this is what my life will be for at least the next 20 years. While I am mostly very content with how our life is here in Tiny Town, sometimes I am struck with the overwhelming WANT of moving someplace new- with now having so many responsibilities and so many people that my decisions would effect. Elizabeth Gilbert got to spend a year- a WHOLE YEAR- “discovering” herself. I don’t see myself getting a week, or even a weekend, to myself. And this full life of kids and love and snuggles and bedtime stories is so satisfying, most of the time… Well, I guess I’m missing FREEDOM.