{the story of a girl}

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just Breathe

My mantra over the past week has been: just breathe. Because if I'm breathing, things are not too terrible. What I wouldn't give to be on this road right now driving with the windows down and the radio up, playing a long-forgotten favorite country song. With the expanse of the world lying open before me and nowhere to go and nothing to do. Just being.

I'm counting down the weeks (seven from tomorrow) until I board that plane to Jackson that will take me home to wide open spaces. To a cabin at the base of of the mountains. To fresh air, warm days and cool nights. Mom's cooking. Dad's barbecue. Shopping for odds and ends at the local variety store. Walking around barefoot without burning the skin off my feet. Eating ice cream every night. Floating the river. Fishing. Driving up the Greys. Shopping in Jackson. Bubba's. Jenny Lake and Teton National Park. Family and friends and everything worthwhile in life.

Just seven more weeks.

Just breathe.


Blogger Nikki said...

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. Who knew Finding Nemo also had some words of wisdom!! I know how ya feel though. Although I only have to wait 6 more days before we hit the open road to Oregon. A whole lotta nothing going to be going on, on our trip!!! Keep breathing and knowing people around you love ya tons!! (Ps...That road, in my vision, would be us in your convertible, country blaring, and we'd be headed to a beach somewhere!!)

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