Friday, July 2, 2010

My Heart Belongs to Texas

What an incredible time I have had sitting in my home in Southern California viewing the beautiful countryside throughout the United States. So many women whose blogs I have visited live in the most amazing, most beautiful and most inspiring places I have ever seen.

Southern California has sand, surf and sun ... 24/7. Yet, I would give that up any day of the week to see the beauty I have seen through these incredible blogs. It is no wonder there is such inspiration and creativity in these blogs. Don't get me wrong, California is a nice place to live and there are many benefits to living here, but as I "grow up", it is no longer my ideal place to live my life. I am are hurried, stressed ... cell phone in one hand,steering wheel in the other; it seems I never take time to enjoy the small insignificant things; to look at and really enjoy the beauty that surrounds me; to enjoy what is right in front of me; I always have somewhere to go or something to do. I am ready for a slower paced lifestyle and as much as California has been my home for over 45 years; it really doesn't not feel like home. It does not penetrate my soul.

What does speak to me ... Texas. I go as often as I can and with every trip, I come back and tell my self ... next year will be the year I move there! And to this day, I have never made next year happen because it is always once again being said ... next year. It is time I stop saying that and make the move. To live where the skies are bluer than anything else on earth and the clouds so billowy, I feel I can reach up and grab them; to experience lighting and thunder and the four seasons; to be treated like a person that counts; and where children young and old say yes ma'am and no ma'am, and thank you!

Texas calls out to me often ... and has called out even louder lately as I have seen the extraordinary picturesque countryside, met such charming women and seen inspiration and beauty created from these exquisite places!

There is a God-like presence in Texas, I feel it everytime I am there. And the strangest thing happens when I am there ... I begin to feel like me! I don't question myself ... I am where I am suppose to be ...


Lindsay Alexis said...

you NEED to move there mom. you know, as does everyone else, that Texas is your 'home' not California. you never do anything for yourself, so this should be your big change, your big move. you would be so proud of yourself if you did it :)

Sharon said...

Texas is where I belong, but I also belong where my children are, as they are my life. How does a mother make that choice ....?