Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Being aware is kind of like 'being conscious' but I'm making the distinction for my own purposes.
In my effort to reclaim my 'self' and my life I'm looking back at who I used to be.
I used to be adventurous. I loved exploring new places - whether a city or just a 'new' dirt road. If I didn't have a car I would cycle - or walk - or take the bus - or the train to go somewhere new
Hubby and I were talking on the weekend about when we lived in Calgary (years and years and years ago) I was remembering all the things I had done and places I had gone to and he was so puzzled - he couldn't remember any of it.
Well, that's because he wouldn't go with me - he preferred to stay in and play chess with his friend. I didn't let that stop me, I went anyway - a four-day long weekend trip to Vancouver, a trip to Banff and another to Drumheller - driving all over the area to see trees and birds that we don't have in Ontario. Cycling along the river for miles. I don't seem to have any photos from those experiences, maybe I didn't have a camera then, I'm not sure, but I have the memory of them. And I'm remembering how much I used to enjoy the discoveries I made.
I need more of that in my life - it's been lying dormant for a couple of decades. Time to make room for new adventures, even if that's just walking through the woods or poking around an old cemetery - with my camera!