And why not admit it? For the most part, material possessions really do make people feel good. At least for a little while.
This is one of the first xmases in a long time, that I didn't really receive any thing, and that's ok. I've got too much on my mind, and those types of packages will just distract me from what I really desire.
Travel. Experience. A new destination, out there, sitting there in a lone chair next to a reading lamp, looking at it's watch, wondering when? When will Ian get here?
I plan on doing some traveling this spring. I'm heading out to Boulder, going to see an old friend out there. Then I was thinking about heading for the Cascades. I've got to check them out at least once. Man... I've read desolation angels a couple of times, and I can say it is easily one of my favorite books. But that isn't the only reason I'm heading that way.
I have a few good friends that I know, from back when I was living in South Carolina, that went out there.They absolutely fell in love with it.
Right now I'm living in this small town, Warren, PA. I followed some girl that I met in Pittsburgh up here. We were together for about a year total. After I moved up to Warren it only took three months for our relationship to dissipate. The frolicking stopped almost the moment I set my suitcase down.
I guess what I'm trying to get at is, Over the summer, Warren really wasn't such a bad place to be. Nuzzled right in the heart of the Allegheny National forest, it was a really good place to be. Out in the woods, the peace, the quiet, the adventures. Meeting new people, watching people Bike, Kayak, etc... To quote the Kool-Aid man, "OH YEAH!"
But the WINTERS! OH! The winters here. Frigid. Almost as frigid as the end of my relationship with the Warren girl. I used to live outside Buffalo growing up (A bit further north) and we got some snow up there, but I honestly believe it is colder here.
Long story short, I can't wait for the winter to be over, and to let my new adventures finally bud and blossom.