Thursday, September 2, 2010

with planted feet.

A few weeks ago I found myself becoming a little bit discontent with my lot as I scrolled the blogs of jet-setters and happy people with extra cash to burn. After viewing too many pictures of people eating ice-cream in front of the Eiffel Tower, I start to wonder why they get to live a life of adventure while I sit around in my computer chair watching them.

Long ago I decided that I didn't need to be rich to live a rich life, so this was a quest to validate my prior notion. I found exactly what I knew I would; that we are as free as we believe that we are.

I've dreamed of Australian Outback Adventures. Now I've lived my own.

I've imagined my hair blowing in the salty-sea winds of the Irish coasts.

I closed my eyes and breathed in the life I wish.

A trip for an entire family to a fancy, Paris restaurant was entirely within our grasp.

Along with a bit of fencing instruction from Duke.

We may not have much. We may be pretty stationary as we strive to save and prepare a bright future for our babies. But we can still soar.

I urge you, if you've ever felt like life is leaving you behind, to go the places you've always dreamed, if only in your hearts.


Fly.

27 comments:

N. Puga said...

and that is why i adore your blog.

alyssa said...

I love this, Megan! More people (ahem, me) should experience their dreams through the heart rather than feel sad and feel like they're missing out.

Haylee said...

Inspiring.

Caleb&Heather said...

That is Beautiful..

Teresa said...

I adore you, Megan. Absolutely. Adore. You.

Carolyn said...

I am SO impressed. Really Megan. I am always amazed at your initiative to make your life full. You are teaching your boys, not to mention your sweet little sisters such a valuable virtue. Can I post this? The film making is so adorable too! I've got to make my own. No glitzy or fabulous things blog has ever inspired me as much as yours does daily...

Amy Snell said...

I heart you :) I especially heart the beginining of your video when you let out a deep sigh of bliss, or so it looked :)...I like the others need to take lessons on slowing down and enjoying all the I have been BLESSED with :) You have some lucky duck boys {big and small!} in your life!!

marzipan said...

You are such an inspiration! I hope I turn out like you.

deveney said...

lovely. what an awesome woman and momma you have turned into! thanks for the breath of fresh air and reminder.

Megan said...

I needed this! You make me want to be a better person.

Trapper and Suzy said...

You are enchanting and inspiring. And your little boys are the luckiest boys alive!

Brieanna said...

I love it I love it I love it!!!!!

communikate. said...

this is awesome! i love this! thanks for sharing!

pst.. do you live in portland? i just moved here, and could've sworn i've seen pdx events on your blog awhile back.

Staci said...

you're amazing. This is way better then seeing someone going to these real places. I admire you and you inspire me to make due with what I have. Although I'm completely jealous you live in Oregon...my dream state. Thank you!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

this is WHY I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU BLOG! I look forward to each post and when I see that you have posted a cant wait to see what you have done that will impress me more then I can imagine. can I join your family? you inspire me you make me live life and you are just amazing. I bet your kids will grow up with such an adventure that they will MAKE THIS WORLD BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
good for you and GOD BLESS YOU! cant wait to see what else you have in store. thank you for always being who you are and wow wow wow wow wow... sheesh I just want to be apart of all your adventures.

Lauren Elizabeth said...

this is one of my most favorite posts on a blog... ever! love it. love the message it sends! we don't have to go far to make life worthwhile. :)

twostylishpeasinapod.com said...

There's this saying in Spanish, "no es más rico quien más tiene, sino quien menos necesita" (loosely translated to, 'most rich is he/she who less needs"), and this is exactly that :)

jdavissquared said...

So fun! I love the Eiffel tower drawing!

I totally understand what you mean...it seems the blog world is full of extravagant travels this summer!

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MaryPosa said...

Sigh... you are just lovely. Thank you.

p.s. While you envy the outback, I envy Cannon Beach, you are so lucky you live close!

leigh said...

I love this post. Reading Rockstar Diaries can make a woman feel lost. Your blog makes me feel found.

Christy said...

You're life is absolutely inspiring! Thank you for sharing your uplifting spirit so generously!!!

Tamara Jacobs said...

i loved this post!
i've been thinking so much about the same thing...finding ways to soar with planted feet.
my husband and i have been talking about that very thing lately... finding ways to soar in our own way.
thank you for sharing your beautiful life and inspiring ways.

Rachelle said...

oh how sweet! what fun you had on all of your travels. :)

aproapealb said...

Beautiful!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

leigh said...

Megan,
I wanted to tell you about a project that I have going on over at my Blog. The Happiness Project is a Tuesday blog hop that I host. All you have to do is post a photo of something that makes you happy, it's that simple. I'm trying to take over the blogosphere with happiness!

Here is a link to last week's post if you would like to check it out.

http://leighvslaundry.blogspot.com/2010/08/happiness-project-week-26.html

kelly said...

this was lovely. i have been a reader for a short while. i reaaaally like it here. go you.

LBGIRL227 said...

I like your moxie sassafras :)