Spontaneity #WritersLife #Creativity

When I was younger, spontaneity was a normal routine in my life. Over the years, though, I somehow lost this.  Responsibilities to the family and working full-time probably had a lot to do with this loss.

Even after moving up to North Dakota, this continued to be elusive mostly due to my anxiety issues.

Less than a week ago, hubby asked if I wanted to take a road trip with him.

Okay, he practically begged me to go. He said he wanted to spend some time with me outside the home.

At first, I resisted. As I thought of all that’s been going on in the world, I realized that tomorrow was never promised to us, but it’s up to us to make the most of the present.

So, I said yes.

Between Monday night (when we left and drove all night) and early Saturday morning, we had an awesome time in southwestern Montana.  It was a whirlwind, but everything we did, we did on a whim without any planning at all.

Adventure.

God, how I’ve missed being spontaneous!

Allowing yourself to let go a little and give yourself permission to reclaim your childhood spirit even if only for a few days does wonders for your soul!

It is something I do not do enough of.

I hope to change that.

Here are a few photos from our trip:

On our 1st day, there were snow on the mountains!
The mountains in southwestern Montana
Ghost Town of Bannack
A Masonic building that was also a school house
Bannack
Quake Lake (the story behind this lake is tragic!)

5 comments

  1. Spontaneity is one of the few things I’ve never really lost with my husband. The primary reason is that you cannot get that man to plan! Every time you talk about planning something – for example planning for the next Nowruz (in March) or even thinking of plans for this Christmas – his response will invariably be to wave you off with an expansive gesture and say, “Kho! I don’t know if I’ll be alive then!”

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