Monday, July 23, 2007

Watchoo Lookin' Fo

You know that feeling you get when you're looking for something. For instance, you misplaced your keys - and you're ready to leave the house. You search for those keys with micro-intensity. You narrow your view, honing in on places you think you may have placed your keys. First you look in the obvious places, the table near the door, the counter top, your pockets. After you don't find the keys in the obvious places you start to think of less obvious places. You check the outside of the door, maybe you never took them out of the lock. Nope not there. You retrace your steps, you look in every room you've been in. You look in the refrigerator, in the laundry room, under the beds - even though you have no memory of going near these places with your keys. You'll take'em any way you can find them at this point.

Once you have searched everywhere you think your keys could possibly be - you just stop and think. You stand still and you think to yourself,"the keys have to be in here somewhere. I used them to unlock the door when I came home!"

Right there! That sense of "where-the-fuck-is-it-ness?!?" That's the feeling I'm talking about.
That is exactly how I'm feeling right now. But, I'm not looking for my keys. I'm looking for "my real life."

Okay, I know this sounds crazy- but I'm looking for the physical manifestation of an image in my mind. The image of "my real life" is tranquil, and serene. No worries. Content. The image is of me sitting somewhere, I think I'm on a porch, or on a lawn. There's a lot of lush greenery around me. It's really pretty. But it's not the beauty of the place that makes it so appealing. It's the feeling that I have when I'm there, it's so absolutely fulfilled and peaceful, it blows my mind! I'm not thinking about bills, Mykiddo, relationships, family stuff, or health issues when I'm there. I feel totally cared for and loved when I'm there. In this image, I have the house I want,

Let me pull up a bit and give you some background on this thing. I moved away from my home in Louisiana three years ago to start a new life in a very different place. I chose Columbus Ohio. I wanted to finish school and make more money. I wanted to free myself from the obligations that go along with living near close relatives. I wanted to experience another city - to see the seasons change. On my own. And for the most part I'm doing exactly what I set out to do. I'm in school, I'm working, and I'm on my own. I'm all on my own.

But, here's the thing, I want to go home. I miss my family and my friends. I miss seeing people who look like me and sound like me. I miss the "familiarness" of home. I miss the ruckus, the festivals, the food and the smells. I even miss the dirt.

Even with all of that, I don't really want to go home. I'm just impatient because I haven't found "my real life" yet. I was looking for it when I moved here. I think I've come closer to it. But, no cigar. Not yet.

So, I'm still looking for "my real life." What are you looking for?

7 comments:

Man Can said...

I feel ya Ange! But I can't answer that question for those who may be reading this. I hope you find whatcha looking for. One Love

Angie said...

Well, Mancan - what I'm looking for is some of your candy! If you make me some pralines I'll be half-way there. Please, just ship me half a box. I'll gladly pay you Tuesday. lol : )

Kevin said...

I'm not looking for anything. I'm content. Well, maybe content isn't the right word. I'm just complacent. My life is what it is, and I'm ok with that.

It's weird. I was having a discussion about this with a friend the other day. I told him that all I'm after is to maintain the status quo. If something "better" happens...then fine. But I'm not one to go out and LOOK for something better or come up with some sort of plan to MAKE it better. I just don't have that kind of ambition.

Angie said...

@ Kevin, LOL , "I'm just complacent. My life is what it is, and I'm ok with that." Congratulations! I think you have found your real life! : )

West said...

I *was* looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, but I've since found it in the form of my letter-of-resignation.

Now, I'm not looking for anything so much as I'm looking forward to almost everything.

That's the short version.

Miz JJ said...

Right now I am not technically looking for anything, but I do have my eyes open for a dude. I think I am ready to settle down. I feel settled in my life and ready for it now.

Angie said...

West, good for you! I think that resignation letter may really have been the light at the end of the tunnel for you. You've been unhappy at that place for a while. Now, you've opened the door to new possibilities. : )

Miz JJ, good luck with that. LOL check out the GD post. : )