Thursday, March 10, 2011

What Would It Take?

There are days that I want to run away. I want to jump in my car and get away from everything. 

Some days I think, "I want to pack my bags and leave this place." But would I really be so quick to leave? What would it take for me to leave the only place I've ever really known? 

"Home is not where you live, but where they understand you." 
-Christian Morganstern

Where I am now, I often feel that I don't quite fit in. I don't go out drinking every weekend. Instead, I spend my Sundays at church. I'm married, quite happily, but I don't feel the need to have children yet. I still haven't found a job; I'm biding my time. I'm stuck in an awkward in-between stage. 

Maybe it's just me, but it doesn't seem like there are a lot of happily married couples who go to church, don't have children, and don't feel the need to spend their evenings wasted. Sometimes it would be nice to just have a group of friends who understand my circumstances, my life, me. 

When I think of how little I have in common with those around me, it's easy to become discouraged. It's easy to feel sorry for myself. It's easy to give in.

I want to be surrounded by people, by opportunities, by life.

And sometimes, I think, "It wouldn't take much."


Ginny Marie said...

My husband and I were one of those couples for a while. Life changes so quickly; those opportunities will come. They are just taking their time!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I are one of those couples.. we used to have a group of close friends...and slowly they all got divorced and changed their priorities, and now we don't fit in with them anymore.
Hope you are surrounded by opportunities soon! :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

We are a happily married couple who goes to church on Sundays, has no children and does not get wasted. Come visit us at our blog!

Stopping by from Writer's Workshop.

Danielle said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies! I appreciate your kind words!

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