I’d like to think I am leading a fearless life but in reality I am not. To do more of what makes me happy, I would be hiking every day. I’d be training for some challenge down the road. I’d be writing the story of my life; I’d be organizing group events as a way to get together with friends and family.
Instead, I am wondering about interviewing for a job that ties me down. How do I drop the shoulders, breathe in deeply, throw out my arms and welcome the unlimited possibilities around me? That’s not easy to do when I’m driving to work.
Perhaps, instead of heading to the office, I drive into the mountains? I find a cabin and hunker down for a week. I write, I walk, I sing, I eat, I dance and I fill up my days with the things that make me happy. Then after I am satiated, I come down from the mountain.
The following week, I get in my car and head east to my workplace. When the car turns west towards the mountains, I sit back and enjoy the ride.
I’ve always wanted a mountain home. A place I could retreat to on weekends. Then I realized, I don’t actually have to own the home … I just want a place available to me so I can do more of what makes me happy. I’ll let you know how it all unfolds.
- Mountains to Climb (writingwildly.wordpress.com)
- Moving Mountains (drwanda.wordpress.com)
- 10 Mountain Lodges with the Freshest Fare (thedailymeal.com)