Can I just say that I know my new home is amazing. The very real friends, and companions I have in my life, all the way to the little hummingbirds that fight on my porch all day. I had no idea how amazing though until the other night when I went on a two hour drive that made me feel like I was in another country. The mountains were gorgeous, old buildings falling apart, extravagant paintings on sides of buildings, valleys (that made me feel like I should be in a ball rolling around Jurassic Park) and there are just no words for something like that. To see that kind of beauty, to experience it, no cameras, just the memories and feelings of what I felt, and seeing what the creator had done.
Now that I’m permanently out of my “cave” I can look back with confidence and say that those were the worst years of my life. Not all of them, but at least the last two. I was tired, uninspired, confused, and hopeless. I was trying to make mountains out of molehills, and act like no big deal. Of course, everything looked fine because my “cave” looked a lot different to me then. Holy crap wow was I wrong. Growing up in your childhood place is supposed to feel like home, and it always will. But naturally in life we are supposed to progress, and grow out of things so that we may continue to grow in a healthy way; Spiritually, mentally, and psychically. I enjoyed living with my dad, hanging out with friends, and going to all the same spots until one day I just didn’t. I could not identify what was wrong with me until I knew my heart was trying to put me somewhere else which I thought was insanity. Actually, it was perfect. We reach a point where we have grown out of what we have been living within our whole lives, and then we create our own lives. Kinda like my favorite pair of platform tennis shoes when I was a kid. My mom finally made me get rid of them in which I threw the biggest fit the world has seen. When I tried my new ones on though, I didn’t realize how cramped my toes had been for at least two years.
Some people are content with their lives, but do you know what you are missing? Get out, travel or see things you haven’t seen. Meet people, and surround yourself with things you do not know so that you can learn. There is so much more to life than your cave. We outgrow so many things, and they may be hard to part with, but it will be the best decision you will probably ever make…to try new things on.
Ok loves, the water bottle contest is over! Serena is our lovely winner!! Congrats! I will be sending it your way this week love! Song of the week is Love is the Answer by England Dan and John Ford Coley.