Being Stationary

My first blog post talked about stationary malaise, that condition I felt when I was stuck at my desk all day, and trapped in my car on a long commute.  That’s the icky physical stuff that results in stiff hips, sore shoulders, and an aching back.

There’s also a kind of stationary boredom I feel when I am doing any one thing for too long. Looking back at my 20s and 30s, I realized that I moved around a lot. Lived in different apartments in different cities. Held multiple and varied jobs. Had lots of adventures. Dated a variety of people. Made new friends.

Things stay the same.

All that is different now. I’m older, have completed the education phase of my life (when you’re more likely to be mobile), have a job, live in a house with a mortgage, largely have the same circle of friends, and have pets. My life is by its very nature more stationary.

On the road again…

So I’ve been feeling the itch to travel, to have a change of pace. That involves more coordination when you have a partner, pets, and a house with a garden that needs tending. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life and am grateful for what I have, especially its predictability and comfort.

However, I also need to nuture that part of me that just needs to get away. Just for a day, or an overnight. I need a change of scenery. That craving is getting stronger, and I need to satisfy it. I need to see different people, experience a different landscape. Thankfully I won’t have to drive very far to do this, since I live near mountains and the ocean.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Elana
    Jun 03, 2010 @ 20:01:28

    Hi ! You are so very thoughtful and contemplative. I like that! I wonder, have you gone away yet? I am very much on the same page as you with that urge to fly the coop.

    warmth peace laughter



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