Desperately Seeking Adventure

It’s been 10 months since I moved back to the mountains, and 7 months since I started my new job.  And there is not one ounce of doubt that moving back was the right decision for me.  That said…

I am bored.

And to be honest, this is a good thing.  I was so miserable a year ago that I didn’t have the mental capacity to be bored.  I was just existing.  Now my mind is clear(er) and my stress is all but gone. I’m keeping busy with work, and my projects and my blogs. Still,

I am bored.

I spent the better part of the weekend watching foreign movies.  One of my favorites is an Italian flick called Bread and Tulips.  It’s the story of a middle-aged woman who gets left behind during a bus tour with her family. She ultimately finds herself stranded in Venice and seemlessly begins a new life.  Sounds divine, doesn’t it? It’s a fairytale, I know. But I can’t help but shake this desire to just pick up and start all over again.  I fantasize about giving way all my earthly belongings, hopping in the car and just taking off.

I desperately need an adventure.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a really great adventure.  Yes, I’ve packed up car and moved across country a couple of times.  But I just ended up with another unfulfilling job in another city that, after a while, looked just like the one I left.  I don’t think I know how to do something truly exciting without completely uprooting my life.

I guess this is just one more thing to add to my “to-do” list.  Kind of takes the thrill out of it, though.  Like scheduling time to be spontaneous.  Still, it’s something I need to think about.  And soon.  Once the winter doldrums set in, I’m a goner!

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