|Photo cred Susan Dall|
...remain the same. Growing up I was definitely a "partier". In ways, I still am. I love to drink and kick back with my friends, dance, have a laugh. But the occasions are different and the premise has changed. Where I used to hit the bars and stay out all night, I now enjoy a bottle of wine over conversation. In the past the fun was had in the club, meeting people and dancing. Doing shots and running around town on hot summer nights. Now, I cherish the hours that come before the bars even open. There are nights that my friends and I will plan to go out but we end up staying in talking and laughing instead. I have more fun now than I ever had. I never thought that I would possibly find that fun with age when I was a younger woman. I certainly didn't think I would be in bed by 10:30 on Friday and Saturday nights.
Back then I thought I would never change. I thought I would always love a night on the town, no matter where I was in life. If I went back in time and told myself how I would be now, I wouldn't have believed it. The truth is, I just enjoy being home and low key these days. I plan to do things then change my mind when the time comes because honestly, I have just turned into a big homebody. I like it. I don't want to leave my comfy cozy homestead.
I still love to travel, but I think my trips and destinations are going to be places I really want to see, trips that are worth the time and money. I no longer want to drive across the province for a weekend just for fun. I think about it...then realize I would way rather spend the time at home, on my farm, with my animals. Not much seems more tantalizing than that these days. Have I become a boring old married woman?? Could this be true?? I don't even care. I have never had a satisfaction as good in my life as the kind I get from farm ownership.
I find it so interesting how certain aspects of you can change SO much, yet others can stay the same throughout the years. The horses have always been there. I may not have been as dedicated in my late teens and early twenties, but I never stopped dreaming. It took time for me to find the right path, but I did find it. I am now where I always wanted to be. There were times when I wouldn't have even known this was what I wanted, but I now know it was. My love of dogs has been with me as long as I can remember. Always a best friend, by my side, cuddling with me at night, keeping me alive when I was 16 and thought I would die from a broken heart. Coming to parties with me in my twenties, cruising the streets for cute guys in my beloved Integra. My love for them has always been there.
|Love of my life.|
I love all the same music and movies I have always loved. I may have grown my tastes to include new things, but they have not changed. I still sign at the top of my lungs and dance around my house on a daily basis. My husband thinks I am quite the weirdo. My love of creativity, writing, cars and adventure is still here. I have friends that have come and gone, and some that have always been there. We have all grown up and - changed but stayed the same - together.
Is it all part of growing up? Do we all change how we love to spend our free time eventually? Am I just one of a few, or is there a large group of us who become homebodies as we find our place in life? Life is such an interesting journey. I am currently enjoying that journey, looking out my living room window. With no plans on leaving, any time soon. :)