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. [Read more…] about Living in my moments, but longing for elsewhere.