What do you love about your home state? This question of Loretta’s made me ask myself another question:
Can you be, and live in your moments, and yearn for something else?
I asked this question after my friend Loretta posted a question on Facebook in relation to her blog post, Look Around.
Over the last five years I have worked hard to stay present in the moment, not being pulled down by the past, but also not being lured into a future that may or may not happen.
Except for my short 8-month sabbatical in Colorado I have lived within 150 miles of my hometown, Lowell, Arkansas. However, lately, I feel the pull to be elsewhere, namely the mountains of Colorado and the southern Oregon Coast.
In the past I spend so many hours wishing I were somewhere else. Anywhere but where I was. Granted, many of those hours were in horrific situations, but a great many of them were in my everyday life. With my kids, at work, with friends.
I have since learned to be in my moments, to appreciate the greatness of my life and the people I was with. Being in my moments brought me great peace and clarity.
Yet I cannot shake my desire to be geographically elsewhere. It’s not that I don’t appreciate what I have here, I do, very much so.
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I wonder, is this desire to be surrounded by the grandness of mountains, or watching the power of the ocean buried in my DNA. Is this much more than wanderlust?
Since I have learned the find art of being in the moment, I do question this nagging in my brain. I have this with two other areas of my life as well -running and writing. No matter how I resist the urge to do either, no matter how long of a hiatus I take from either, l cannot let them go. The force to run and to write, is so strong, there is no way for me to resist.
I want to write in the mountains and run along the coast.
When we grow in one area, the desire to grow in others is just a natural occurrence. We constantly seek to level-up, to continue on our journey.
I have no “how to” tips on this place I find myself, my friends. Maybe one day, but for now I ponder my desire for mountains and the ocean.
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