Some people draw, some people talk it out, some people solve equations. We all have our own thing that induces creativity when we feel like we’re running a little low on inspiration. A huge thing I’ve found for myself is reading. My mom started me young and even when high school English ruined it for a bit, I know reading is where I draw a lot of my inspiration from.
And I read everything. I read books. I read articles. I read blog posts. I even read tweets. I read a lot. But now I’m starting to think I’m reading a little too much. I find myself answering, “Oh, I’ve read about _______” but never experiencing it myself. It could be about a destination I’ve Google-d but never gone to, some movie I’ve read but never seen, some DIY I read the instructions to but never did myself, some restaurant I’ve heard of but never been to. I haven’t been doing.
By no means am I discouraging reading (more about the importance of reading in another post), but I’m saying that when I read- I must also do. This post is going to act like a reminder to myself. To read but to go too. Because they are two different things and sometimes I think doing one can compensate for the other but I know that is not true. Silly me. Truly, silly me because I am the girl with UP as her favorite movie. You know, that one movie about adventure [among other things].
So I’m going to try and do…and go. Starting with a road trip [with my bro!]. Can anyone help me with that because thus far I’ve only mapped out where we want to go on Google Maps. Where do we stay? How do we know it’s not some sketchy motel we’re paying $$ for? What if we get a camping pass but reach the wrong camping grounds because I didn’t read he fine print? These are all things I need to figure out hopefully by the end of the month but we’ll see.
As one of my favorite characters from UP said, “It’s like America…but SOUTH.” I’m not going to South America but isn’t one of the funniest scenes in the movie? (Maybe…except this.)