I miss getting out and living life. Since the getting out and living life part isn’t as possible to do these days, one could say I’ve been a bit bummed. I’m not one who goes on glamorous vacations or one who gets invited to awesome parties hosted by life long friends. Although, I was, up to the point of pause, getting out and enjoying my everyday simple daily outings of living life. Whether it was seeing a show in the city, a trip to the mall, or a walk on the boardwalk.
And then life went on pause. When this initially happened, I never would of imagined just how much of an emotional impact this would have of me. I mean, yes, I love going out. But I never really did anything that exciting or special on a daily basis, so I didn’t think staying home for a few months would be anything that I couldn’t get through. My several times a week walks on the boardwalk prior to everything happening, for example, was something that I enjoyed, but never was something that I found to be exciting. It’s surprising though, how when something is taken away from you, no matter how exciting it may or may not be, you find yourself missing it.
I very much appreciate anytime I get to do something outside, such as taking a walk on the boardwalk. Walks on the boardwalk always gave me something to do when it seemed like there was nothing else to do. It would be on these walks, though, where I’d always think about how I much rather be doing something else. Something fun. Something more exciting. Yes, a walk on the boardwalk can be something that is nice and pleasant, something to help clear the mind. Nothing exciting. Just simply something that helps pass the time and gets you outside.
These days, I realize more how not everything in life has to be exciting or extravagant to have meaning. For when I think about the things that I miss, it’s those daily walks on the boardwalk that I found myself missing dearly. I miss seeing the ocean. I miss saying a hello to the seagulls down below on the sand. I just miss it, all of it.
It’s true. You never can really understand how much you might miss something until it’s gone. I look forward to the days where I can take a boring walk on the boardwalk again with nothing but carefree thoughts in my mind of how there are way more exciting things I could be doing with my time.
I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks so much for reading.