Stuck In The Suburbs

July 09, 2014

Quiet. Restful.

Those are two words that have described the past little bit of time. I've gotten to do so many things in these past few months. It feels like I've lived 9 lives in two months. I cannot believe it's already July and in less than a month I'll be heading back to school.

I've gotten to travel an immense amount this summer, but there have been these little stretches of being home too. After all the going and going, it's been nice to be "stuck" in my hometown - aka the suburbs. It's nice to not do much of anything. It's nice to rest and make plans and re-energize myself. It's nice to do productive things and get back in touch with blogging. It's nice to spend time with Jack for days on end. It's nice to meet friends for lunch at local places and to take quiet, meaningful dusk walks around the neighborhood once it's cooled down a bit.

These pictures are from Jack and I's walk around the neighborhood the other night. It was a great way to get in some exercise (1 circle around my neighborhood is = 1 mile), spend time with Jack, and take in everything both new and familiar around my neighborhood. It's nice to see freshly mowed lawns and brand new cars in driveways. It's nice to see tall grass and cozy sunsets. It's nice to see kids playing in front yards and sprinklers wetting lawns and trees blooming.

What is something you enjoy doing even when you're feeling stuck?

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  1. Every once in a while I start to feel stuck, especially in the winter. It's on those days that I like to try something different, like go on an adventure walk/hike or snowshoe (although only a winter activity). But meeting friends at local restaurants is also a fun one :)


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