Sunday, May 3, 2009

A life lived

One of my favorite quotes from Tuck Everlasting: "Don't be afraid of death, Winnie. Be afraid of the unlived life."

I love being at home, don't get me wrong. But lately I am itching to hit the road. I'm hoping our long summer trip will cure me of my wanderlust for a bit and the feeling that I am missing something. When the boys were babies I didn't have near the energy I have now. Lately, I am itching to make up for all the months I stayed at home because I had terrible post partum. My post partum caused a lot of anxiety attacks when I would try to leave the house or try to over do anything. Then when the post partum lifted I was feeling sleep deprived a lot. It was all worth it though. I have two beautiful, smart, and healthy boys.

Now hubby and I can go on dates every month or more, too. I'm so excited about this life we are living. We're able to pay a lot of love forward to others that was given to us when we had young ones.

I'm finding that there are lots of simple and fulfilling ways to live. I try not to complicate anything too much. My four year old still needs me a lot. And I want to be sure not to ignore his needs.

Like Winnie, in Tuck Everlasting, I want don't want to drink from the fountain of youth. But I want to find ways not to regret my life at the end of it. I want to live a full life.

Everyone is still asleep here. We were up late having fun, again. Holden had a friend over until 1opm. Camden was at his best friend's house until 9:30pm. Before that boy boys went to a last minute bar-b-que with their dad that was close by. I had fun doing other things. Before that hubby and I went on a date.

And to live a full life, means I can't sit here and write about it as much as I would like. I have to go live it. I'm off to do some yoga and maybe plant some flowers.

Happy living friends and family!



Ren said...

Maybe LiG will take care of some of that wanderlust! I used to get it a lot....less now that I'm older, or maybe it's the garden and the TN mountains. I dunno.;)

Heather's Moving Castle said...

Life is Good can't get here soon enough. The experience there will be life changing, I am sure.