Obsessed With The Dream © 2013 J. Cricket Walker

Obsessed With The Dream

Somewhere inside of me I thought that my recent road trip would be a quick fix for my restless heart. If anything I have become even more obsessed with the dream to work from the road full time.

Do I have the soul of a gypsy or is there something inside of me running away from the reality of day to day life. Am I hung up on wondering if this is really all there is?

Clearly a healthy lifestyle includes truly living in the here and now but every moment that isn’t filled work to keep me distracted, I find my thoughts right back to finding ways that it can be done and plotting ideas to make it all happen.

Who in their right mind wants to run away from home at 51 years old?

That’s crazy, right?

Does anyone have a small motor home that they would love to donate to me? (evil grin)

Sighs…

Cricket Walker

(6) Comments

  1. Becky Patlan-Garcia
    Becky Patlan-GarciaJan 08, 2013

    No, not crazy at all Cricket. We have dutifully worked most of our lives,and done all the “normal” things that normal people do to live in the mainstream all the while knowing that there is “more” out there. I have found myself, more and more, thinking the same thoughts as you. I plan many vacations and road trips to try to fill this desire to go “rogue” and step out of the life that everybody has come to believe is “ME”. I’m always researching and, as with you, planning and plotting about how I can make a living on the road. Right now what resonates in my brain is “When I win the lottery” I will quit my job, take a year or two off, then find a job that will allow me to travel and still be productive. (yea, have to save some of that money for a nice retirement home lol).

  2. Cindy Cullen
    Cindy CullenJan 08, 2013

    Pick me! Pick me! I want to run away and ‘play’ on the road. Count this 50 year old IN!

  3. Vikki Woods
    Vikki WoodsJan 09, 2013

    Read the book Blue Highways by Least Heat Moon. Or how about Jack Keroac’s, or On the Road Again…might give you some ideas!

    Never too late to follow a dream….or start a new one. And with modern technology, you can leave home without leaving friends and life. All you need is a cell phone and laptop and a Kindle. Of course you can use the laptop/tablet as a Kindle..

    Discover America

  4. Lauren at LucasWorks
    Lauren at LucasWorksJan 09, 2013

    We just returned from ‘running away’ again. There’s something about winter that makes my soul NEED a road trip. Driving across barren landscapes, even the same country you’ve seen before looks completely different in those gray tones of winter.

    It must be the same gene that made our fore-fathers travel to America, but I too need to travel across the land to stay sane. While I can’t do it full time, we plan a couple of trips a year to keep me happy!

  5. Elaine
    ElaineJan 09, 2013

    Keep focusing on it and it will happen. Don’t worry if you can’t see the ‘how’ right now, things will fall into place when they are meant to. The important thing is to keep that end goal in mind. When it does happen you’ll look back and think “wow, I never would have predicted the path that got me here, but I’m here.” 51? A spring chicken!!!!

  6. Cricket Walker
    Cricket WalkerJan 09, 2013

    I think maybe I was born with a restless soul…

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