Tuesday night meanderings.

I’ve just been sitting around reading new blogs like this.

I’ve been thinking lately about how much there is in the world to see and I wonder if I’ll ever be able to see half of what I want to. I don’t want to be held back but it’s scary to leave your comfort zone.

I’d love to visit Asia and Europe. Even just more of the United States would be good. Last year for John’s birthday, we took a five-day road trip from Florida to North Carolina. It was a wonderful, eye-opening experience for me. I haven’t been to many places, growing up we pretty much stayed in Florida or went to McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania to visit my grandparents. I was amazed to see the tiny towns in the Carolinas, how spread-apart people can live from eachother. I don’t know how anyone could do it.

Getting in touch with nature is something that I feel is very important. I’m becoming more in tune with this feeling that I want to be outside, feeling the wind on my face, the sun on my skin. My job as a web designer keeps me inside all day unless I go out for lunch for an hour. It’s a bit depressing. There has to be a way out of this slump without turning my life upside down and getting a whole new career.

The other thing that doesn’t help me get outside is the heat here in Orlando. It’s been about 90 degrees Fahrenheit for the past few weeks. It’s hot and sticky. I don’t mind it for a few minutes and sometimes won’t turn my A/C on in the car but it always gets the best of me. After a while the humidity makes you hot, sweaty, irritable.

This weekend, I have no plans so far. John is going to be working both days but maybe we could do something in the mornings before he has to go to work. I’ve been wanting to go fishing really badly but we don’t have any gear. Maybe we can just go to the beach early in the morning before anyone else has gotten there, when it’s quiet, the sun isn’t even up over the horizon. I love that time of day at the beach, it’s so calming.

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