I recently turned 28, which isn't old, but it certainly feels significant, at least in the sense that I am at a point to where I'm not exactly sure what the future means. I'm learning to make no accordance with these ideas of being a certain person by a certain age because honestly, it's not as momentous as I had thought it at one time. It's only with age that I'm making this defined... or undefined; but spending days and life (for the most part) exactly how I want and making it the best I can.
Birthdays have always been on a level of expectation that can't ever seem to be equalized. I told myself that it was more important to have a great day rather than making it a fuss; and it worked. It is thanks to my husband and some of my close friends that this came to fruition.
Canoeing on the Harpeth River in a rain storm with a disposable camera was the best idea ever. Thanks Carissa! ( we shared the duties of documentation with one another)
In a little less than a month Brandon and I are going on an epic camping vacation. For three weeks we will be sleeping in a tent, living out of our car, and road tripping through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. I had jokingly named it our 'crystal cactus spirit journey', but it is indeed a spirit journey, and a chance for us to do something for ourselves. We haven't been on a real vacation together in about 3 years so it's time to get down and dirty, reconnect, explore new landscapes, and to serve our love for all things outdoors.
For the past couple months we have been saving and slowly gathering gear that is necessary for us to do this trip right.This week we have had a great time testing it out at Foster Falls.
It was tricky finding my place, but maybe I'm projecting just a little. I couldn't help it. I tried to shake the rigidity but that didn't quite work, so I did what I knew... B l e n d.
Bonnaroo is a funny place.
I amused myself through in-depth conversations with strangers and observing the obvious.
Don't forget your mantras.
I wanted something to happen. To have some kind of spiritual energy overwhelmingly wash over me as I stood at the peak. As I soaked "it" in I could only think about wishing myself into tomorrow, standing in the very same spot. Streaming through my consciousness were familiar smells and comforts, peacefulness, and you. I also liked the vegetation. Ill get back there.