Whenever I see a cornfield I just have the urge to sprint into it, weaving in and out, getting lost. Just going off the grid for a while. Laying down in the field, looking up at the long corn stalks sweetly swaying in the wind. To hear nothing else but the dirt and the earth and the plants grow, not a human voice, no buzz of electricity or hum from the TV.

Whenever I see a big green rolling hills I have the urge to run straight up, sit under the shade of a big old tree and just daydream. I want to explore the valleys and tumble from the top to the bottom. I want to run until I collapse onto the plush green ground. I want the warm wind to caress my face. Pack a picnic and leave all clocks behind.

Whenever I see a body of water, a lake or the ocean or a river, I want to shed all things materialistic. Throw off my clothes, shoes, phone, ego, and pride and jump right into the calming depths. Let the waves crash over me and rejuvenate my soul. Let the cold water awake my inner being, make me feel every inch of my body and my pulse vibrating through my viens. I want to be fully emerged under, dancing in the constant numbing motion. I want to feel the rush of goose bumps climb up my skin as I get out into the open air and breathe in new life.

Even more so I want friends to be by my side. I want to feel the true human connection minus the wall posts, tweets, text messages, and status updates.

I want to feel someone's hand in mine as we jump off cliffs into the water. I want to hear everyone break out in song around a camp fire. I want to hear the laughter of friends just being free and young and living life to the fullest. It is so hard for our generation to get out from behind the computer, or our phones, or ipads, or whatever else we carry around to stay "connected".

It is so sad that there is so much beauty in our lives outside our houses and our cars, beyond the tall buildings and traffic lights. Just waiting to be discovered. Longing to be seen, heard, and touched.

I am making it a goal to get out. Go somewhere, anywhere. See part of the world that I haven't seen before, wether it is a quick road trip or a plane ride. I want to get away and explore. I want to be free from all these cables and wires that tie us down. I want to rediscover the earth under my bare feet and the feel of true friendship and connection between people. It's time.

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