Top 5 Things I Learned in January 2014

1. Some people will call you crazy when they don’t like what you say.
2. Attitude is everything.
3. Keep it in check.
4. People will come and go, but the ones who matter will always be there.
5. Mountains do not discriminate. They are the purest form of love.


One of my coworkers turned to me at work today and asked if I was feeling restless. I cocked an eyebrow in response, wondering what this was in reference to. She elaborated: Was I feeling restless about being in one place for so long, about being in Utah still?

I laughed because it’s so true. I know that I’m restless, easily bored, and that stable, long-term connections generally aren’t my thing. I’m not talking romantically, just in general. There’s something about the spirit of being a loner, just changing places every now and then and starting anew.

To answer the question directly: Yes, I’m restless. I constantly think about where I want to move, what I want to do…but it’s in my blood. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like where I am and what I’m doing. It’s just the constant strive for the place that I won’t want to leave, that I won’t think “what if”.

I am restless. Because if I’m not doing something constantly–something challenging, new, adventurous–I get bored. I just want to feel alive, experience and different things. The very opposite of boredom, stasis, relaxation. That’s the New York and Jersey in me, I guess–constantly in Drive and never wanting to be in Neutral or Park.