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Wanderlust

I would give just about anything to be in this place again. I am the type of person who NEEDS to be outside. We’ve had some warm days here and there where I was able to go for a walk with the girls. I’m so tired of grey skies and no sunshine.

I have realized that I really dislike the Midwest. I knew that before. Everyone told me “Oh, you’ll miss it.” No. No, I really didn’t. I don’t find the midwest beautiful like some do. If you do, that’s great and wonderful for you. I loved living an hour from the Great Lakes. I loved walking the beach, even if it was cold. I loved living in Oklahoma with the rolling hills. I loved driving just a few minutes and seeing the beautiful countryside. I loved hiking.

I always feel this way in Winter. I got spoiled in Oklahoma, because we were able to go out and play year round. Sure, there were days that were cold, but not usually unbearable.

I get such Wanderlust. (According to dictionary.com Wanderlust is defined as “a strong desire to travel”.)

I want to see it all. I was blessed to grow up traveling. I have seen the Grand Canyon, Salt Lake, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Wisconsin Dells, and the beauty of my birth-state New Mexico. I know there were so many more incredible places. I hated being crammed in the car, and I’m sure my parents have emotional scars from all of the complaining. But, I realize how lucky I was to see so much of the beautiful country we live in. I knew several people who had never left Illinois.

The one major bonus to moving so frequently is that we have lived in many really beautiful places. We’ve done a lot of exploring. Sure, we lived in the most dangerous cities in Michigan, but the rest of Michigan was stunning.  There was so much we didn’t get to explore. We lived in “Green Country” in Oklahoma. We saw wild horses and buffalo roaming the plains. When Scott and I first got married, we lived in the Ozarks. It’s all so beautiful. There is so much out there to see.

I have this dream of fixing up a camper and traveling with my family. Not living in it, I’m not that level of crazy. But, to travel and show our daughters that there is so much more outside of these four walls would be incredible.

If I could load up and go anywhere right now, I’m honestly not sure where I would pick. I love the Carolinas. It’s probably warmer there. I’d give anything to go to Tennessee again and relive our beautiful honeymoon. I want to see California. I’d love to travel abroad and see the world- London, Greece, or Italy.

I’m writing this, as I sit in my basement. It is cold inside and outside. We had a slight winter storm last night that left church cancelled. I’m going completely bananas. I’m stir crazy. I am grouchy. I get in this winter funk from the lack of sunshine. I used to go lay in a tanning bed once a week, which actually helped a lot. I know they are dangerous though, so I haven’t done it in years. My mental state knows it.

If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you chose?

ANOTHERSIGNATURE

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