A week in the mountains soothes the savage beast, no? On the long car ride home, I jotted down some thoughts in my notebook. For your amusement, here’s what my post-vacation brain looks like:
- I want Wes Anderson to create my life soundtrack. If you don’t own the Rushmore soundtrack, you should remedy that this instant and listen to it from beginning to end.
- A week without television-didn’t think about it, didn’t miss it.
- The pressure of the accomplishment is so backwards. All of it should be focused on the journey. I hate the cliché of the word “journey” so perhaps path, a path through a wood over roots and stones. In reality, what else is there other than the path? Why is momentary accomplishment weighted heavier than the trip? See writing, career, guitar, running, reading.
- Every moment should be with purpose. Time to sit and think is worth it. It is not a waste.
- Exercise-Kayaking and canoeing daily. Arms sore. Remember how great strong feels. Allow it to be a beginning towards health and building up rather than down. Choose active rather than passive in writing and in life.
- Life needs to be a balance. Bike, swim, run, write, music. Be the person you envy.
- Learn to make decisions. Even if it’s wrong, it’s just a different path. Err on the side of change and adventure. Great things come of bad decisions as well as good ones.
- Nothing is the end of the world even if it feels like if for a time.
- A job is only a job.
- Buy some short, Frye, light brown, motorcycle boots. Because well, they’re cool and life is too short to go without them.
- Dress, act, be who you are. Don’t wait to be thinner or any other accomplishment. Life Now.
Lyra’s vacation brain brought to you with love.