I have been getting myself acquainted with the roads near our home, and have been getting up early most mornings to head out for a walk. I was running before we moved here, but it is SO hilly, that walking does me just as much good right now! Anyhow, I set out before sunrise, when it’s still somewhat dark. I love leaving the quiet house, even the dogs still sleep as I make my exit. I take my Ipod with me, and listen to some mellow tunes. I love the serenity I find in the mornings here; the walks give me a chance to just breathe before I start my day and they give me a sense of ritual.
While I walk, I get to see so many beautiful sights, and also hear the sounds of my new surroundings: rushing streams, blowing leaves, and many “cocka-doodle-doos”! I have been soaking it all in, and also reflecting on my own life. My dream, as you know, was to own a shop. Of course that didn’t turn out as planned, but after everything that has happened over the last month, I don’t think that is my dream anymore. I’m changing gears and I can feel it. For now I will continue on with my online business as I had before. But I don’t think I want the stresses and pressures and drama a shop could bring. It’s peaceful out here, and I want it to stay that way. So who knows what the road ahead of me holds, but I can tell you it is going to be a beautiful walk getting there. And where is “there” anyhow? I don’t think I was put on this earth to be in one place. I am certain I was put here to be in motion, always working towards some greater goal. Where would we be without constant curiosity and lust for life?
Anyhow, I wanted to share some of my scenes with you. These photos are not the best quality as they were taken with my phone, but I hope you get a feel for what I feel when I am walking.
But of course, then there is also this, and I can’t help but think of “Children of the Corn”. After all Halloween is near, and I am a horror film fanatic! 🙂