Have you ever dreamt of running away from home? Have you ever fantasized about picking up and relocating to another place. Maybe it’s a different climate you are after. Perhaps you’d prefer a different atmosphere. Either way, it’s somewhere other than where you currently are.
Last April we went on vacation to San Francisco and Sonoma. It made me really think. Why do I live in such a miserable climate? Why do I live some place that I can’t look out my window and see beauty? To live in a place where it’s cold, snowy, or rainy for the majority of the year just seems wrong.
Somewhere around May when it’s rainy and gloomy for weeks on end, there happens to be one sporadic day of sunshine and warmth in the Chicago-land area. When that day happens I turn into a happy person.
Knowing that I have a few months of bliss ahead makes me want to be outside, derail from our rigid schedules and enjoy life. I start taking walks after dinner, I long to spend time outside and my bedtime gets pushed back. I switch modes into a different type of person.
And before I know it, the days start getting shorter. A cool brisk is in the air in the mornings and in the evenings. And then it starts…the depression of the seasons changing. I try to hang onto Halloween which is so fun and the festive nature of the holiday season. Before I know it, though, I’m in full blown winter.
Every year its the same, every year I feel the same depression as the summer is over and every year I wish I lived somewhere else. It’s just wrong to have to suffer with more horrible weather than nice weather. It’s wrong to have to go weeks or months without seeing the sunshine unless it’s below zero weather. Why do we put up with this?
Please all my loving friends and family, please can we relocate. I feel it in the air, winter is around the corner 🙁