After my last two posts…I need a happy diversion.
How about you?
The older I get, the more I realize how a full life is made up of delightful and lovely, as well as gut-wrenching and horrid. There’s also the run-of-the-mill. The mundane. The in between.
I strive to embrace it all.
Today I stumbled onto the neatest travel blog — Bonjour + Ciao
You simply MUST check it out. I’m looking forward to diving in deeper when I have more than a few minutes.
I was struck with the post I linked because EVERY place the author highlighted is one of my favorites.
I love love love Savannah, Georgia.
Although I’m a Georgia native, I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta and didn’t discover the jewel that is Savannah until my early twenties. I’m ashamed now to admit that as a twenty-something metropolis dwelling jet-setter (at least that’s how I perceived myself back then), I found the Southern port city SLOW…
But after the frenetic pace of Atlanta, I decided that slower might be rather refreshing and for the past ten years Coastal GA has been my home. This past summer we moved to the islands that skirt metro Savannah.
Oh what a glorious change. I feel like I’ve come home… words that were yet to flow from my mouth prior to the move.
I hope to write more about my obsession with place and how I’ve always just gotten a feel that says ‘this is where I’m supposed to be’ or ‘I could live here.’ It’s like I have a bizarre sixth sense.
Savannah IS that for me.
I’m in a transitional and complicated phase right now.
I’ve never been less certain of what the future holds.
But I’m pretty darned sure that in some form or fashion, Savannah will be home for my remaining days.
I feel IT here.
The oak trees.
The history — complicated as it may be…
Even the humidity.
All of it speaks to me…guiding me like wise old pals.
It’s like they’re speaking to me intuitively in a way that burrows in my cells.
In my soul.
Be still and know.
You’re here; it’s alright; YOU’RE alright. All you have to do is breathe in and out. No more. No less.
Where is YOUR place? Where do you FEEL — this is where I’m supposed to be?
And don’t forget to check out Bonjour + Ciao