With the colder days comes my desire to travel. I’m used to leaving this little island to head south in the winter. My favorite was when I flew to California to spend some time with some of my favorite people from when I was younger. I flew into Palm Springs and stayed in the most beautiful house in Idyllwild with those lovely people. A few weeks beforehand Zak had called me and told me that he wanted to be with me. He asked me to name a day and a place and told me he would be there. He was. Over a week early too! We travelled up the West Coast and I flew to the Caribbean from Portland, Oregon to go and visit another very good friend and stay with him on his sailboat. That was the best winter I’ve ever had and since then, my desire to travel goes through the roof around this time every year. Since having Odin, our travel has been fairly simple- driving down to Florida to see my family and visiting friends along the way. This year may be the most mellow yet, we’re thinking about flying to Florida and flying back so that I can spend the winter (Zak doesn’t work around this time every year) making things and getting ahead in my work. I have mixed feelings about this, but I also know that right now, that’s what needs to be done. I’m hoping more than anything that next Winter will allow for some more traveling to any new place. I’ve never seen the Rockies and have always wanted to. My little sisters who have barely left home have seen those beautiful mountains and I still have not! I want to see Texas and the rest of the Southwest. I want to see the Earthships in Taos and visit the friends I have near there.
My wanderer’s heart is going to have to remain still this year, but I’m hoping to stay in Maine for a bit in the Spring with some lovely friends. I’ll keep looking to that to keep myself afloat. I don’t want to settle down, I always want to wander. I want land and I want to cultivate it, but I want to explore in between.