Beware of destination addiction,
a preoccupation with the idea that
happiness is in the next place, the
next job, and with the next partner.
Until you give up the idea that
happiness is somewhere else,
it will never be where you are.–Robert Holden
It’s so easy to fall prey to “destination addiction,” isn’t it? Especially with the pandemic threat beginning to wane.
Now that I’m vaccinated I certainly feel that urge to shake things up a bit, but I’m trying to keep in mind that grass does look greener from a distance. Unfortunately sometimes when we get a closeup view, we find that the new grass is the same shade as the grass we’ve been gazing at for months. It might even be turning brown at the roots.
At the same time, we do want to get back out into the world and reconnect with friends, family and the places we’ve dreamed about for months now. It can be puzzling. Do we feel unsettled because we’re finishing so many months in place? Or do we feel unsettled because we’ve learned what we really need in life and have new ideas how to find it?
How are you balancing life these days? What destinations are calling you? Are you launching right in or proceeding with care?