Friday, December 05, 2008

greenest pastures

the past few months have been tumultuous, to put it lightly. and during the last week of tumult i have been thinking a lot about where i am and where i am going. both physically and in all other ways.

my feet have begun to itch and i have been thinking about all the places i could go and might see one day. it worries me that i will always have a dull ache of an urge to pick up and run off to areas of the world that are different, dangerous, or somehow interesting. and yet, it is the experiences that i have had over the past few years that i end up talking about most with people i meet.

thoughts of potential adventures are at the front of my mind today because a colleague of mine asked me this morning if i would be interested in working in the middle east because his old boss was harassing him to take a job and he was trying to pawn it off on someone. at the moment, my answer is a vehement no, but it is nice to know that opportunities will always come and it will be up to me to accept them or not.

and, for the moment, i am content right where i am. even if the details are yet to be ironed out and i have no idea what it is that i do at work or when it will ever begin to make sense (or if i even like it), i have no intentions of uprooting and sailing away on a ship like an 19th century woman out to explore the colonies and write books about exotic species of flowers while her governor husband civilizes the natives.

besides, i have spanish classes to take, weddings to attend, a car to drive, two jobs to wrestle, and a shopping habit to fund.

the world better be ready when i do decide to dart off somewhere, because crumbling democracies seem to follow me around the globe!

2 comments:

La Cabeza Grande said...

Depending on where you might go in Asia or the Middle East, you might be treated as a 19th century woman. Love your descriptive language, btw!

OT: Just the other day, I found the card upon which you wrote your contact info that day in Amsterdam. I happened to be searching for my passport for my upcoming Toronto trip!

k said...

Regardless of where you go, you'll make that little part of the world a little bit better. For now it is the hometown. I'm guessing it barely knows what hit it ;-)

(my verification is flueinge...which seems weird to me since my arm is sore and a little funny feeling, a twinge perhaps, after getting my flu shot)