Have you ever gotten lost in thought and veered off course landing in an unexpected destination? It was in my early twenties walking home late at night from the university library. I was deep in thought about the upcoming exam, love, beer and whatever else my young mind was passionate about at the time. I wasn’t paying attention to where my feet were leading me.
It was at one point I realized I should be home by now and enjoying the warmth of a Guinness Stout. I looked up from where I was standing and discovered that I had in fact walked four blocks past my house. I felt befuddled, confused, and slightly embarrassed. How could I have done such a thing?
Flash Forward thirteen years later and it was just the other morning I walked to the mailbox, picked up the mail, and felt excitement as I sifted through the travel flyer. It was offering discounted prices to sunny destinations. I studied it and was lost in thought – I must check-out the web site. I need to begin planning our winter getaway from the rabid cold! A cheap trip to Panama might do the trick! Now how do I convince my significant other…
As I walked up the steps to my house, my neighbor opened the door, I looked at her perplexed she said, “Can I help you?”
My face went red, “Oh My Goodness! I thought I was walking into my house. I was reading! I think I need another cup of coffee.”
She chuckled, “Well you are more than welcome to join us for a cup.”
Her family all surrounded around the table slightly chuckling at the confused neighbor who landed on their doorstep. My face went red and I stammered “I’m sorry! I really am absent-minded!”
She chuckled as I walked away red-faced and befuddled in the brain. I wondered out loud to myself how did I lose track of my surroundings. It’s when I entered the comfort of my own home I made another cup of coffee and decided I needed to start taking more vitamins.
Have you ever veered off course on your return travels home? Where did it take you?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga