But now, I'm an adult. And sometimes, I get bored. OK, it's often. I get bored often. Sameness, monotony and routine are dull to me. It seems that there are a few years of spontaneity in life - college to marriage. But is that all? After that, is it all working long-term at the same job and paying the same bills and cleaning the same floors? I have already dated a few different people, tried out
I like what I have - don't get me wrong. I could have dated for ten more years and Steve still would have been my soul mate. I could have had twenty more jobs and I would still be dreaming of being a writer. I could have moved states five times and I would still want to move again. Things are good. But things are the same.
Maybe vacations are the answer. I live for vacations. I need them for my mind to wash out the routine for a few days. I haven't had a vacation in a long time. And these are times when I start realizing how routine my life has become.Vacation makes you crave your own house and your normal routine again. It's a fresh perspective.
All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast. ~André Maurois