Do You Have Wanderlust?
In Kim Edwards' The Lake of Dreams both Lucy and her ancestors had wanderlust. I love the word "wanderlust." Wanderlust is something I understand and I had it once myself.
I grew up in a small town. Well, that's not entirely correct. I grew up in the country outside of a small town. I lived in places that could most definitely be defined as the middle of nowhere. It was a delightful place to grow up in many ways. I could wander in fields and forests and there were streams and trees and the smell of cows. Basically all those things that you think of when you think of country living. But it was small. Small, small small and I was a girl with big dreams. I read a lot and saw the world as unexplored territory. I dreamed of the day that I would discover it all.
I haven't. Not really. I've explored pockets of it and I've enjoyed it. I really have. What I've learned from traveling is that I really, really like being home. Yes, I love to leave and explore but for itty-bitty periods of time. I like to see, I like to explore and if you offered me a chance to go back to Paris yes, I'd go in a red hot minute... just so long as I know I'm going to be home in a couple of weeks.
Do you have wanderlust?