Thursday, April 1, 2010

dreaming / free-spirit


L- Nikon / T - Nikon

I've decided. I'm selling, packing up and taking Taylor with me to travel the world.

I'm sure it didn't take you long to figure this to be a fool joke. But wouldn't that be a dream - an exciting, free-spirited thing to do? But merely a dream for me because I don't have the kind of free-spirit needed for such a drastic step as to sell everything and quit my job, and head off into the great unknown.
I'm reading the book One Year Off about a family that did just that - sold everything, quit the jobs and took 3 kids around the world for one year. I would, however, like to travel to far away places some day. Hopefully some day soon. And with Taylor.
What far away place do you dream of traveling? For me, the dream is a little cottage with the windows open to the fresh air and lavender scented fields, walking the cobble streets to the market in the warm morning sun where Taylor will speak to the locals in French and ask for our coffee au lait and warm pains au chocolat - that's where we'll start anyway. / meet susie... she's a free-spirit... a bike to take me places. i've been wanting one and i think mom was going to put one in my Easter basket. but i found my love here... in athens at my favorite consignment store instead.

11 comments:

ELK said...

free spirits ...on two wheels and dreams of cobblestone streets...

bermudabluez said...

I'm glad I stopped by today as that book sounds terrific!! Free spirit travelling also sounds like a really great idea...I think I'd like to live barefoot in a tiny little cottage by the sea...with sand everywhere! And the smell of the ocean at every turn...ahhhhh...what a nice dream!!

B. Meandering said...

My free spirit would lead me to a stone cottage surrounded by wild flowers and low stone "fences." There would be a spectacular view of the ocean and of course a beach to wonder along. Where? Ireland.
Scruffie and George, my cats, would be there. I would write and my husband would putter around--fixing this--making that--and trading blarney with fellow Irish folks.
Beautiful cat and cool bike.

giftsofthejourney said...

Well ... you know I really did sell everything and move to a dream location because you and Taylor bought some of it.

A long time ago when I was dreaming of another life, I read a book called " The Grownup's Guide To Running Away From Home." I thought I might do it when I retired, but had no idea that I would meet John and just go.

Nice bike Taylor, I bought my last one when I was living in Athens too and sold it at my big leaving the country sale 23 years later.

margie said...

never live your life tomorrow. this moment is on the only moment you have.

Gayle said...

I can't tell you how much I love this post! I have been daydreaming of the same sort of thing recently.

sinnlighet said...

What a wonderful blog you have. I leave a footprint from Sweden & Agneta. Nice to meet you!

S. Etole said...

it's a lovely dream ...

Line said...

I would to travel to Europe first, but I'm going to N-Y end of april... we have the same cat!!!

Mine is an outdoor cat, we called him killer yesterday I saw him eating a mouse!!!!!

happy easter!!!!

caryjo said...

My life motto: go new places, see new things, meet new people. However, my other favorite place to be is home. I love it when I can be gone, living my free life, but the last stretch of time, while headed for home, jazzes me beyond control. Hope you can enjoy it all, like I do.

smith kaich jones said...

i am the world's worst traveler, but in my dreams i am the best. i am such a homebody - but if i travelled well, i would go to africa. kenya first. i think i lived there in a former life.

xxx
Debi

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The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.