Thursday, August 26, 2010

Drop me off in the desert...


No, the summer of travel is not over. In a couple of weeks we're headed to Big Bend National Park here in Texas. I've never been before, but Ian loves the place. Mountains and desert, lots of hiking, lots of camping outside. Rumor is the Milky Way isn't just visible in Big Bend, it casts a shadow. We toyed with the idea of going to New York City, and as much as I love that place, especially in September, the big city kind of loses it's appeal when you live in the suburbs of one. I need so go some where where I can reflect on my life, as corny or self involved as that sounds. I'm going to be 29 in October, and I have a whole list of things I want to accomplish by October 2011. It's easy to look at our lives and see the things missing, and what I need to do is sit down and meditate on what is NOT missing. Some fantastic things have been happening for some people in recent months, and while I'm thrilled for them, it's a bit hard to deal with right now.

I need to escape the internet. I need to not hear what everyone is thinking or doing or where they're going. If I had any self control, I'd just delete it all from my favorites list and iphone, but since I don't, hopefully going somewhere in the middle of no where will help.

Fall is approaching. Another year down.


The Driller's Girl said...

I get how you feel. It’s like you have this need to be melodramatic and nothing can satisfy it except sitting and reflecting and trying to come up with what you need to do, and how you need to act in order to get through. I also know the feeling of being happy for everyone, but still feeling like you’re missing out on something. What’s your sign? I'm a Scorpio (Nov 4th). I feel like a lot of the things you say, are things that I think, but never have the words to say!!!

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

It's just been a tough year with moving and all. I just need to get out of town lol.

I'm on the Libra-Scorpio cusp (October 22), no wonder we are so alike lol!!

The Driller's Girl said...

Ahhh... No wonder!!!!
Well hang in there!!! You seem to be on a great journey! And inspiring others to get out of their rut!!!

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

Thanks so much, you're too sweet :)