Fernweh

Life

Fernweh (n.): An ache for distant places. A craving for travel. Wanderlust. Homesick for places you have never been to.

Fernweh is a German word that cannot be translated into the English language. It is a feeling we cannot describe. Wanderlust is a common word equivalent to Fernweh.

I am in love with places I have never been to. I am in love with small towns, beaches, the mountains, art, and, always, love. I am in love with adventures I have never experienced. I long for escape. I get so tired of the world and the many tasks and challenges I face everyday. It is exhausting. Sometimes I just need to leave for a little while to take a breather.

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I am going hiking today, and I am so excited. My fernweh will be fulfilled just a little bit today. It is my first time hiking and first time driving a decent distance. Thankful for car mechanics and my dad for checking up on my truck. You will probably see a plethora of photos later. I will have no regrets.

I am always longing for an adventure. The smallest act of adventure fills my heart with so much love. I went on a lovely bike ride on a breezy spring morning. On my normal schedules, I wake up early to start my day. It gives me time to have a clear mind before a cluttered day. My sisters always make fun of me for waking up super early and leaving the house early, but I do it for the adventure. I like driving when there are no cars sharing the same road I am on. I always drive with the windows down just to feel the wind in my hair. I sometimes just sit in my truck to listen to music before my 8:30 class. I do not have the patience to sit in the office for more than an hour so I sneak out (dont tell my boss, but my well-being is important) to just inhale the fresh air (and pollen) and soak up some sun. If it’s a rainy day, I take time to make sure each puddle is splashed. I climb benches and counters at my other job just because. My heart gets a small amount of adventure everday.

It’s the little things.

Take a moment to inhale and exhale.

Measure Your Life in Love

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