The transition from Bonnaroo back home is officially complete! I pulled into town around 8 this morning, and was so very happy to see Baby Kitty’s sweet little face. It’s hard to believe the amount of experiences we had over just a handful of days. We ended up being pretty far out from Centeroo (where all of the music happens), but we didn’t let that get us down too much. Next year we are going to seriously consider either VIP camping or an RV, both of which will guarantee us a spot near the entrance. It was a powerful five days full of music, fun and the outdoors… but I am SO glad to be near working plumbing and air conditioning again!
I feel rested and refocused, ready to jump on this week and make some stuff happen. I always end up asking myself big questions while unplugged from the world, like… what happiness really means to me, or what am I doing to make my life the best possible. Is a good life consistently reaching for bigger and better things, or is it savoring here and now? Probably a little (or a lot) of both. I have so many “here and nows” to be thankful for. Adventures, friends and family. And love. Lots and lots of that. I’m such a do-do-do personality… always moving on to the next thing, then the next, then the next. I love the high of accomplishing something challenging. Defying boundaries and climbing walls, destroying preconceived notions and assumptions. The folks I envy most though in this life are the ones who take joy in simple things. Who constantly invest in their own energy and freely give it away to others. People who follow their passions just for the personal fulfillment, not validation from others. I have some distance to go with some of these things, but they are hot on my radar.
What is my passion? What is my ultimate purpose? … and do I need to know these answers in order to truly live? James said something last night that really made me think, that five years ago it would have been impossible to predict what we were doing at that exact moment in time. It’s too hard to see into the future, which I often try to do. And what good does it do us anyway? I think the real compass is authenticity, finding out those big and small things that make us happy… then doing them as often as possible. If you follow happiness, then you will always be on the right path.