Wanderlust...

Traveling is my absolute favorite thing to do and this year we have had to slow down on the travels and focus on another type of adventure, home buying.  With summer in full swing and so many families and friends going on trips, I too am longing to get out and explore.  I am an adventurer!  I live for experiencing new things, going to places I've never been, and expanding my horizons.  It's in my blood.  It's who I am.  It revitalizes me.  It keeps me feeling alive and creative.  I find inspiration when I travel.  I feel at peace.  No, I am not complaining because I cannot go on a summer vacation right now.  I am not going to throw myself a pity party.  What I will do is show gratitude and appreciate everything I've seen and all the places I have been.  I do not take it for granted.  Our life has been full of some pretty awesome adventures and travels and we don't plan on stopping, just taking a break to focus on "adulting".  

We’ll be back traveling soon enough, but staying put is not easy for me.  To pass the time, I should really start packing up our house, huh?  I am so grateful for the opportunity to purchase a home, as stressful as it may be.  We've worked hard, made sacrifices, and we're excited to (hopefully) soon be in a home of our own.  So, in the meantime as we deal with house hunting stresses and packing, I will live vicariously though everyone else's epic travel adventures. 

So tell me, where are you going this summer? I can't wait to here about it! 

 

 

Wanderlust | Let's Travel the World

Wanderlust: a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world!

 Yup, this is so me!  I love to travel.  I love to get away and explore new places.  I love to break free from the daily routine and say yes to adventure.  When I was little, my family always traveled.  We'd travel for weeks on end.  I blame my parents for my traveling spirit.  Going on family outings, weekend getaways, road trips, vacations...these are all my favorite!  I've been pretty lucky and we get to travel often.  We make it a priority.  We budget, save our pennies, and look for good deals!  Being in Las Vegas, we've got lots of awesome destinations within driving distance, which is great because airfare for a family of 4 adds up pretty quickly!  

Our last family trip was to Texas in early November.  It was a really fun trip where we got to see family, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones!  In December Jason and I got to travel to Orange County, CA with my sister and brother-in-law for a friend's wedding and we made a nice weekend getaway out of it!  Oh and let's not forget our trip to Temecula, CA in January for our Spartan Beast & Sprint Races!  Sadly, that trip didn't end to well, which kinda leads me to the point of this blog post.  Wanderlust.  

I'm really itching to get away and I know that is not happening any time soon.  First of all, Jason has a broken ankle.  He'll be using crutches for another 4 weeks and another 8 weeks wearing his boot and going to physical therapy to recover.  I think just knowing this is making me want to travel even more.  Why does that happen?  It's like when you're on a diet and all you want to eat is doritos and brownies! Ugh, the struggle is real, folks!  Plus, we're planning a big trip to Florida in November and did I mention airfare for 4 is expensive?  So, we've got some saving up to do to make that trip happen.  

So, what to do in the meantime?  I'm not sure, exactly.  But, I think I will day dream.  I will dream of the places I long to visit and the adventures I know we'll have someday.  I will remember.  I will look back at all the adventures we've already had and the wonderful places we've been to.  I'll look at all the photos and relive those memories. I'll reminisce and feel all warm and fuzzy thinking of all the fun we've had.  I'll be grateful for the life I have, my healthy, beautiful kids, and an amazing hubby. But most importantly, I will live in the moment.  I must be present in the here and now.  I don't want these days and months to pass me by.  I don't want to only live for the next big thing or next big trip.  I want to live every day of my life like it matters.  Because every day I spend with my loved ones, is worth something.  I need to remember to live with intention, to make every day matter.  Not every day will be amazing. But every day we have the opportunity to be present and I don't want to miss out on the present because I'm daydreaming of what's to come.  

Do you have a wanderlust spirit?  Do you have a pinterest board of all the places you want to visit (I do!)?  What do you do when you're wandering spirit wants to run away but you can't?