16 June, 2008

The Itch

I am feeling an itch; an itch I can't seem to scratch.  (and it isn't a mosquito bite, though I have some of those as well!) 
 
"let's do coffee," a friend suggested.  I am sure that I rolled my eyes, coffee?  I am a bit tired of coffee.  Every morning I stop and get coffee on my way to work.  I ponder what I will order, surprising myself with my selection from time to time.  But do I want coffee?  Not really.  I stop out of the habit of stopping.  It is part of my morning routine. 
 
It isn't just the coffee.  It is everything.  My life has become a very predictable routine.
 
"Can we do bagels or tea instead?" I asked thinking that this would force me to get out of the box just a tad.  I anticipated finding a tea shop or picking up bagels at a new and inspired shop.  Instead, we went to a bagel shop next to the morning Starbucks.  We went to the same bagel shop I always frequent and picked up the same tea I get every weekend.  *sigh*
 
I am feeling the need for change; a strong desire for an adventure.  I have that "itch" and I am having a hard time scratching it. 
 
I want to say that there is change coming.  A friend just wrote from Switzerland saying that she is coming for a visit in July.  There is a great road trip and some beach time in my very near future.  These are welcome breaks to the monotony and the routine that I have come to find a bit frustrating.  But they are not solutions or permanent changes. 
 
My soul is restless.  I am  feeling the need to change and yet am  not under the impression that transition is coming any time soon. 
 
Maybe it is not change I need but... a surprise?  Maybe I need to take a side road, turn down a different path, move from this road less traveled to another road less traveled?  Maybe I need a weekend get away filled with passion and romance?  Perhaps I need to look into a crystal ball and see "You will meet a tall dark stranger (or blond, I am not picky)" or even "Great intrigue and mystery are in your near future!"  I need to push the envelope and try something new!
 
I need to find a means of scratching this itch - and soon!

15 comments:

Scotty said...

I think that routine is comforting, but at the same time change is good.

Sometimes little things like a change in coffee can hold you over, but every once in a while something big is nice.. maybe your trip in July will satisfy?

dadshouse said...

Scratch that itch! I'm feeling the same. Need something different. Put myself in new situations and see what comes of it. As Oprah told Stanford grads this weekend - follow your gut!

JustRun said...

AHHHH! ME TOO ME TOO ME TOO!


(Sorry, I know it's not all about me.) :)

The Exception said...

Scotty - The trip is in five days and, not sure it will be the change that I seek. I want something... big and can't put my finger on exactly what it is.

DH - I am trying to follow my gut, it isn't telling me where to go next, just that I want... change!

JR - There appears to be plenty of room and great people in the same boat, so welcome aboard! ;)

Thinking Fool said...

Have you considered hunting?
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Good. DON'T.
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I propose you go to the THINGS TO DO DC website and sign up for one of the scavenger hunts/group activities, meet the man of your dreams, feel more romance in a weekend than most feel in a lifetime, and live happily ever after.

The Exception said...

TF - Have you done that?

justamansjourney said...

I love TF's comment...that would be a nice item to find on a scavenger hunt.

I hear you. After you last post on romance I can only wonder what that itch is. LOL. I can't promise I am your tall dark stranger (that sounds scary); however I can offer some patio time where I'll uncork some wine and give you the best darn foot massage ever (I'll foot the pre-massage pedicure bill as well). We can chat about this journey we call life and all the things that bring smiles to our faces. Ah! simple pleasures.

Don't fret too much my dear...this week will soon pass and the itch will too...

I look forward to seeing what you used to scratch this itch with.

The Exception said...

Just a Man - I am curious to see what transpires as well. I have been tempted by the fool's ideas... could be interesting.

And your thoughts intrigue as well... let's see, when will I next be near you! ;)

Susan said...

Great post, Exception! Like the others who have already commented, I know exactly what you mean. Maybe it's because we're single parents, maybe because I'm turning 40 soon. Maybe it's because I'm bored or driven to plough ahead or I don't know what. But I have some ideas that I hope to blog about soon. Best of luck in finding what you need. I'm convinced it's out there for all of us.

cathouse teri said...

Sounds like you have some fun stuff on the horizon. But I often wonder, why is it you and I never get together? What are we, like a couple of hours apart?

The Exception said...

Susan - Thanks for stopping by. Yes, there is something out there for each of us. I tend to think it is about being open to the possibilities and following your gut! (as someone wise commented previously)

CT - yeah, your guess is as good as mine!! I am hitting the VA island in a few weeks, but other than that, I am DC metro bound throughout the summer!

Thinking Fool said...

I have not done what I suggested, but if I were in the market, I definitely would! That site looks like it's rockstar cool.

DVLNSID said...

me thinks you ready for relationship

emmaenlighted said...

Scratch that itch girl! And I agree with dvlnsid above me! Sorry I've been behind, I'm catching up on your blog this weekend!

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