I can see the desert
or life there by the sea
or somewhere that’s less traveled
somewhere in between
In the bustling city
or a smaller town
or maybe overseas
where I cannot be found
Do you ever feel it
The itch under your feet
to be somewhere far away
maybe it’s just me…
As I contemplate these final 10 months living at this great house in Nashville, Tennessee, I have begun a new research project. What new, where to live, what to do at the end of 2015, beginning of 2016 in my life? Here’s your brown bag, breathe. I have various ideas such as take a vacation and work on an organic farm before I move to my next locale I’ll call home. I’ve considered by the ocean that I love, possibly out West near a desert or a small but vibrant little town where I can grow, connect and relate as an artist to a community. I would like to be near my family, but I’m not certain currently whether I’m ready to settle back down in the Lone Star State. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not the biggest fan of cold. If I’m bundled properly, then ok. I want to be in a good area, but I also want a slower pace than a bustling city life. At moments, I’ve thought about New York City and also the DC Metro area, but I’m just not sure it’s calling me strongly enough. I’m currently a little messy-headed and trying to pray about it and decide what my next move should be. After our travels to Italy (which I will post about in the upcoming weeks), I feel strongly that I would like to live there within the next several years. Should I look for some exciting, adventurous and new job or should I launch into trying my music full-time. I’m at a precipice here people. I welcome advice, thoughts and encouragement.
But here are some thoughts, places to visit, things that seem to draw me to themselves:
~South Carolina- Charleston and Beaufort
~The Pacific Northwest- particularly Seattle and Portland
~Wilmington, North Carolina- a place where various movies and television shows have been filmed- quite quaint and on the water
~Simplistic and healthful living- a job in this realm
~the travel industry- being a travel writer is not easy, but something in that field would be of interest
~I want to possibly visit places that hold some negative meaning for me and create new and beautiful memories there to retrace those memories in goodness.
~the concept of making music my career for a year, just to try it. Because honestly, there are always jobs to be had to fall back on in a few years.
~Family- not more than a 2-4 hour plane ride from them
~possibly overseas for a time being
~a short stint working at an organic farm and staying there
~Sheep farm work in Ireland- sounds fun
I welcome thoughts, connects, advice or anything else as I grow through this research project in the next six months.