JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Again I drag myself out of bed. Lethargic, unmotivated, feeling very...grey. I sit in my same chair, in my same living room and turn on my same television to see what else the humanity will do to prove how screwed up we are. As I turn my heavy head to see what a beautiful day it is outside, (you know, that place outdoors people go to seek adventure and exploration?? Yeah...that outside), Anyway, I look out past my usual dream of finding that new, perfect place where nature greets me with open arms to see another visual of my what seems to be new life.
That's when it hits me! That's when I realize what must have happened! I begin to rack my brain thinking. I retrace every step. I re-walk through every move to try and figure out when it happened. I mean, I didn't even believe in this place until this very moment, but it has to be! It's my only explanation. Why else would I be stuck in a perpetual state of mediocrity? Why else would I be frozen in time feeling like a wild animal caged for the very first time?? Clearly something happened that ended it all for me. I can't figure out what or when it was, but what else could explain this?? At some point, under some circumstance, I've died! Now, I must be stuck in what some religions call...Purgatory. That horrible place of nothingness we go when we die while waiting for our fate to be revealed. Yup, that sucks...and I'm here.
For a split second, Flo comes on the zombie creating box, known as television and starts pitching me insurance in the most ridiculous way possible. My vision starts to focus. Things start to become clear again. I look out into my driveway to see my beautiful Jeep up on jacks, waiting for some folks that CLEARLY don't have the same urgency to life I do.
Yup...Jeep parts! That's what caused all of this! Well, the procrastinating people behind the Jeep parts anyway! I'm sitting here stir crazy, watching my life slip away before my very eyes because of a few people that don't understand I NEED to be out there. I NEEEED to continue to search, to explore.
I understand the "reality" of a job most really don't want and for pay that is barely enough to cover all the crap we don't need. I understand most of us have spent a lifetime thinking that happiness looks like a 4 bedroom, 3 bath house, full of kids that take things for granted, bills that never seem to get paid, and a dumb dog that won't stop barking at everything that walks by, all wrapped in a white picket fence. AND I understand that the vast majority of society lives their entire lives in a 10 mile radius of their house and a government that wants to keep it that way because it's easier to control. I understand all of that and also understand that life does not have to be that way. We can go further. We climb higher. We see and do things that we dreamed of as children. I guess what I'm trying to say here is...COME ON GUYS!!! JUST SEND MY THE FREAKIN PARTS I NEED BEFORE I GO CRAZY!!!
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