Friday, February 6, 2009


    "Not all those who wander are lost"

    -J.R.R. Tolkien

It may be a bit late for new year's resolutions, but I haven't felt like I was ready for a resolution until now. I couldn't make a resolution until after we had gotten the house in a fully livable state and the refinance was over. With that complete it has allowed me to reflect on a resolution.

My resolution is to wander more.

When in the middle of a renovation your life is consumed by to do lists, list of materials to buy, lists about lists and other miscellaneous lists. Now, I just want to wander. I want to explore things. I want to do things I've never done, see places I've never seen, and learn more.

I stumbled across a blog entry that was a year in review, of which the last six months of thier 2008 was traveling around Southeast Asia. Reading this made me want to go back to that area of the world. It made me want to go back and get lost in the 35 acres of Chatuchak Market. We probably only saw a couple acres of it. I want to again swim in the Andaman Sea, head to Chiang Mai, jump over to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat, skip over to China, or proceed onto Bhutan. I daydream of Bhutan often...

Since we went to Thailand two years ago we're also thinking of heading other places. A few other ideas are heading to Greece, Turkey, Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia), France, or the Netherlands. My mind is filled with endless possibilities. The euphoria of possibities excites me; I guess it my natural tendency to enjoy a state of maximum entropy - that state where anything is possible. Now we just need to formulate a plan to make this all happen. We're shooting for late spring early summer for our endeavor.

While this year will still contain small projects, and we will save for other larger projects, I want to make sure to make the time to wander.

1 comment:

Katie @ said...

When we moved from the US to Berlin, we had plans just like you say. Remodeling has been kind of taking us over, instead. I think you sum up the importance of balancing the two really well. Wandering. I like that!