Here I am, Thursday morning at work. The quote above that I found by googling "travel quotes" (http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/50-most-inspiring-travel-quotes-of-all-time/) spoke to my current mindset.
I'm trying hard to focus on the things that I "need" to do today, but I'm having a very tough time. I'm thinking about being somewhere else. Anywhere else. Anywhere (even just at home, on a wide-open Saturday) where I have the freedom of boredom. And I don't mean boredom in a negative way...I rarely find myself truly bored. It is more, like Huxley says above, a pleasure of freedom of time where I find myself really experiencing life.
The ultimate high of this feeling is felt while traveling...on those days when I have nothing planned, a whole day wide open for discovery...those are some of the most memorable days of past adventures. I cannot wait for six or more months of that.
It's so frustrating, how "normal" it is to not be in true control of your time. I am sick of life being full of the "have-to's". I want more time for my "want to's," or "let's see what happens," or "let's go that way. Why? Because it feels right."
That's how I want to live my life-as a traveler.