Waiting waiting waiting
07.03.2012 23 °C
Waiting for the Springtime to come is never an easy thing. The sun is ALWAYS shining in Barcelona. It's something almost maddening although the temperature refuses to go into my favorite t-shirt and jean weather. I have been thinking a lot about waiting these days and realizing that this winter has been a long and arduously long wait for the weather and the feeling that is the norm for Barcelona and Spain. I realize that there must be some sort of psychological hibernation that takes place during the winter seasons or are they just bad habits from being used to living in a cave during the winter months from my childhood. I am waiting for things to happen, waiting for things to change, waiting for a surprise or something STIMULATING. Could it be that we need to be the "agents of Change" as we have heard so many times? Should I be making choices and making an effort for things to fall into place? To make them exciting? Is it time for a trip? I think so.
It is strange. This year seems to be going by slowly and quickly at the same time. You realize that there are so many things that you still want to do. You realize that you are getting older, that that young girl has long been tucked away and that your category has changed to mom, to lover, to worker, to friend. The world looks different though it is the same and you also have become different, more alert, more awake and mostly more aware of time and priorities.
MY CHALLENGE for this March, is to make a list of things that you have never done before meaning places that you have never gone to that would take your out of the hum drum of the everyday and work this month to complete one of those things on your list.
For example: Travel to Japan (something that I have been dying to do forever)
Step one: Look at prices for flights in Japan
Step two: Plan if you can take a vacation from work
Step three: Start learning things about Japan, read books, eat some of their food, inform yourself. Even if in the end you cannot get to Japan in the end because you do not have holiday time, you still make steps toward your goal.
It all starts in the here and now. I think, after such a long time in the winter with the tempting sun outside, its about that time to start planning a trip somewhere exotic. Its time to shake off the CABIN FEVER!!!