Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Costa Rica & Running Away

After a promotion at work, my dad passing away, dealing with some family struggles, figuring out a tumultuous relationship, getting myself neck deep into an interesting, frustrating situation, and pining away for a land other than my own, I flew off to Costa Rica.

It was beautiful--it was everything I wanted. Volcanoes, waterfalls, adventures.

I returned even more exhausted than when I left, but it was a beautiful exhaustion. The one that says, "Yeah, I did ALL of that. I took every opportunity. And it was life-changing."

I'm back now, and I thought going to another country would quell the want to travel, but if anything, the wanderlust has quadrupled.

Have you ever run off in search of something and come back to find, even though the adventure was grand, you were really just running away?

Image was taken at the Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica


  1. I've felt like running away, does that count? Costa Rica sounds wonderful!
    So sorry to hear about your dad.:(

    1. Haha, it does! I wonder if a lot of people feel this way. As I talk to more and more people, the want to run away and go somewhere new--even if just for a little while--is apparent.


  2. I'm so sorry about you dad, I wish I'd known so I could've said something sooner. Also, MORE PHOTOS LADYYY. You better be editing, I just finished...well a shortish story that's a companion to a book. That counts right?

    1. <333 Thank you. Yes, I need to post more photos but there's so many to go through. x_x

      How have you been?

  3. I did Costa Rica in 2006, the need to return burns inside every day. You lit a fire my friend that can only be quenched with the Crystal waters of a place we call pura vida.