I love to travel, even if it is a simple road trip up the coast. I love to explore, even if it is just the city I live in. I love going on adventures, even to simple make-believe places like Disneyland.
And, I miss all of it. I miss how simple it was to go downtown for happy hour. I miss how easy it was to plan a road trip up the coast. I miss how easily we would go to new places and meet new people and have new experiences.
I have been cautious about dreaming lately. I am afraid of looking forward and planning adventures. When will we be able to safely and ethically move about the world again?
We have remodeled the family room and added a bar. I was searching through old polaroids to post up on a corkboard and started to remember. I remembered all the adventures. All the fun times together as a family. And while the one thing that is consistent in all those happy memories is that we were together, I remembered how much fun we had out and about on adventures.
Looking back helped me feel all the excitement and happiness of our past adventures. And in feeling all that- my heart was ready to dream again.
Thanks for posting these photos and your feelings. I feel so bereft without all the travel and in town eating out, going to hear live music and going to museum events! Your post helped me feel connected❤️
Your pictures fill me with so much hope. I am so ready to make new memories too.
You always make me want to get a Polaroid camera! Haha. These are so lovely. But of course your family adventures are always so full of joy and love. Dreaming along with you! <3
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