a walden pond of my own
Have you ever read any Thoreau? Have you read Walden Pond?
Yeah, me neither.
Ok I skimmed a little. Enough to wing it through a college Lit class.
If I had three months off from life, I would pull a Thoreau. Not as extreme, but I would take his concept and run with it.
My initial thought would be to travel the world and yadda yadda yadda, and I'm sure I would make a little time for that. But if I had three months off from my everyday life, I would find a little cottage on a desolate beach or a cabin on the lake (Tahoe, please) and cut myself off from the world. I would be sans cell phone, internet, netflix, and maybe TV, except for the occasional HGTV viewing hours. You know.
+ I would cook the food I've always wanted to learn how to cook: berry pies, biscuits, whole wheat bread, and so much more.
+ I would wake up early as the sun was rising, and go for a walk/swim/hike/bike ride/run.
+ I would take mid afternoon naps.
+ I would read through the huge stack of books that require thinking and are waiting for my brain to be available and not consumed with life.
+ I would cook every meal with healthy, fresh ingredients.
+ I would go on slow, twilight strolls.
+ I would play the piano in the early afternoon for at least an hour, starting with Beethoven and ending with Bach.
+ I would read the Psalms with my morning coffee.
+ I would end the night with a fire in the fireplace and a cup of tea.
+ I would journal and write. Not for a blog, but for me. For a someday book.
+ I would have my husband and my cat by my side.
+ I would reprioritze my life and regain my passion for my favorite things.
+ I would knit a hat. Maybe even a pair of socks.
+ I would hand write letters to everyone important to me.
+ I would go to bed with the sun.
This all sounds boring and maybe even hellish for some people, but it would be paradise for me. I feel happy and warm just thinking about it. Now to make this happen. I'll be daydreaming about this all day, especially since my mother-in-law is in town...