What She Wore: denim shorts, white LSU t-shirt from the Peach Bowl, tennis shoes. I went and did some work on my classroom today—no nice clothes since they haven’t turned on the air yet.
Since I was sixteen, I have always wanted to go on a cross-country road trip–the kind where you stop at scenic overlooks and signs announcing, “Welcome to Arkansas.” Eating at out of the way places and local hangouts. I told myself I’d do it when I graduated high school. I told myself that I’d do it this past summer. Time and time again I’ve considered this trip and put it off.
Today I had one of my little revelations. I was watching the movie Elizabethtown and the main character takes a road trip across the country. I don’t know every location on the trip, but he goes through Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and on to Oklahoma. I felt a little tingle of joy as I watched the journey. I’m a girl from Louisiana, but I’ve driven through all of those states. I may not know every nook along the way, but I’ve seen that part of the country and all its many different facets. I’ve also driven through most of Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, parts of New Mexico, and Colorado. Not too shabby for a girl who’s never gotten to go on that road trip she planned
Life has taken me places I never expected. It’s funny how fate has mapped out things for us that can’t be foreseen. My military husband took me away from my friends, family, and home, but when I think about it, that’s one of the best things that ever could have happened to me. I’ve seen places that I would have never thought to see; I’ve lived a life that I never planned for myself. The journey wasn’t one I envisioned, but it’s better than I could have imagined.
I love that life still feels like an adventure. I love that there are places to see and things to do. I love that life is not finished, and that there is still more ahead of me.
I’ll write all about camping tomorrow–this entry just sort of wrote itself.