People keep asking what fun things i’m doing. And i can’t do anything but answer, “Oh, same as EVERY day here on this Rock!”
I’m planning the next stage of my life, and having a blast doing it! I’m a planner at heart, so my in-depth research and organization makes my heart sing! (Btw, my ONLINE life is orderly, my REAL life looks like a bomb went off, but.. i’m good with that. ...Priorities!)
|My wandering feet... across |
Frame Lake, Yellowknife, NWT
And it totally has to do with Wanderlust! That deep NEED to move around this earth of ours, making a new place home for a while, then moving on again. Honestly, it’s a driving force that i can’t contain!
Hey.. i don’t expect you (or anyone) to understand. I don’t understand it myself!
I mean, leave the friends and family i love.. a new house just built especially for me.. to live life indefinitely like a tumbleweed?
*song pops into my head* ♪ ♫ Mama was a rolling stone….. ♫♪ Wherever she lay her hat was her home! ♪
And yes, i know the next lines to that song would be, “And when she died.. all she left us was alone..”
And there we have it. Is Wanderlust a curse?
It’s come to the point that when i see people in a tv show, obviously happily living their lives in their nice homes with family and friends.. living day to day.. i actually feel so sorry for them! How can they stand being in the same town their entire lives??
Yet i did that myself, for many years! And was very happy, thank you very much! I wouldn’t change those years for anything!
But now… i can’t do that anymore… not for the life of me! I’m cursed with Wanderlust, and nothing else will suffice if i want to be 'truly' happy!
At THIS time of my life.
And IF the Travel Gods allow it of course. I am precariously perched on top of three very important factors. Finances, Health and Having a House-sitter. It’s a very delicate balance, and if just ONE of those things go out of whack, i’m S.O.L. And my health is going downhill so fast, it’s like i’m in a race against time! Which fuels my need to GO! NOW! While i CAN! Before it’s too LATE!
I’m sure that once i get some serious wandering under my belt, complete with bug-infested beds in a multitude of youth hostel dorm rooms, getting lost in places i shouldn’t even BE in, and actually never being able to be alone… i’ll be ready to settle down and be reclusive again.
At least for a while, until that Lust builds up in my soul again...