Lately, I have had an insatiable urge to wander. It could be due to having some expendable money, or perhaps it is the dank, grey skies that have plagued where I live. Perhaps, its the compounding effects of the general dissatisfaction for where I live, or even the thoughts of nice weather approaching. No matter the cause, I want to roam. I want to see things I haven’t seen before and even visit places that I haven’t been in a long time.
I believe this wanderlust is a result of my creative spirit wanting to experience new things. In the years I have spend writing, I have found my creativity comes out best when I am walking in new areas or places that are secluded. This is one of the reasons I want to visit parks and recreational areas this summer. While I have too many commitments and money restraints to just wander off as I desire, I can make a compromise to spend more time meandering on the weekends and evenings. Which means the bug spray, sunblock, tennis shoes, and a change of clothing will soon find their way into my car; along with my beach roll and a journal, so I can write while I’m out if the urge strikes.
I’m looking forward to this storm system passing and the sun to come back out and bless us with it’s warmth. And I will be wandering through the wooded park that sits right off the highway on my way home from work.
It is time to lose myself in nature and into my own creativity.
Join me for the next post X is for /+\ (writing and revising)