You don’t even know where I’m going. I don’t care. I’d like to go anywhere.
While the word wanderlust brings to mind images of grand vacations and months long backpacking adventures I have the Merriam-Webster Dictionary to thank for a definition that makes sense to those of us who work more than one job and rarely have time for vacations.
strong longing for or impulse toward wandering
I may not be on vacation but I do get the urge to wander and last week I wasn’t alone on my ramble…
My real destination was the gym for an early morning workout but after a week of rain and clouds the sun was finally out and at the last-minute I turned right instead of left. I know I’m lucky to belong to a gym where I can see the water but there are times when the proximity tests my resolve for a good sweaty hour in the weight room.
On this particular day I had company on my ramble and this little bird followed me over the bridge and out to the pier. We walked together to the end when it flew away and I turned my thoughts to the rest of the day.
Eventually I did make it to the gym and smiled during my warm up cycle while I scrolled through pictures of my detour ramble.
Side note – @MerriamWebster is one of my favorite twitter feeds. If you’re not already following them take a look. They make words fun!
Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust.