The dinosaur that broke the camel’s back

Photo by A.G. Photography

Photo by A.G. Photography

I have a wonderful friend Shelly who sent me a link about a full-scale T-Rex replica in Paris.  “Maybe it will still be there when you go to Paris,” she said.  I have no planned trips to Paris, but she understands my wanderlust and how I relax by cruising the Alaska Airlines website.  Shelly is wise in other ways too.  Moments ago she helped me reach a conclusion about my blogging career has been brimming for days.

Photo by A.G. Photography

Photo by A.G. Photography

It actually came about because of this dinosaur.  After Shelly sent me this link, the blogger in me yelled “I want to write about that!”  Quickly I thought that I couldn’t, I shouldn’t, it didn’t fit with my blog’s image.  I have been writing Let’s Talk About Beer for 3.5 lovely years but I’m feeling stifled.  Having a niche blog worked well when I was unattached, it was easy to focus my life on one thing.  This is not possible anymore.  My life has become much larger and fuller than I could ever imagine.  It’s a beautiful thing and it pains feeling like I can’t talk about it all.  Maybe it’s time to move on, maybe I just need a break.  Maybe I’ll take you guys with me on a little exercise in not caring about coulda, shoulda, wouldas.

Meanwhile, I want to go see the Eiffel Tour through the skeleton of a dinosaur.  I have enough miles for a couple roundtrips to Paris for Valentine’s Day!  Or maybe a quick trip in March to celebrate our 6 years of being together….

Paris under Umbrellas by Kathryn McAuliffe

Paris under Umbrellas by Kathryn McAuliffe

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4 thoughts on “The dinosaur that broke the camel’s back

  1. Bill McAuliffe

    Jess – you are a responsible person for your family and your work position. Keep your life full by occasionally flaunting that trait. Spend your precious time and money on an adventure that will create a lifetime memory. Have confidence that the future will be good. You should save for those troubles that will come, but don’t let it squeeze out those few Possibilities!

  2. shannonmacreed

    That is so cool!

  3. I think dad said it perfectly! I still am inspired by how when most people say they wish they would have saved more when they were a young family, mom and dad say they wish they would have traveled more and spent more time and money having experiences and making memories than “preparing for the future.” Because the future is now!! Embrace it while you can!

  4. Also, that dinosaur is so friggin cool. And thanks for using my photo! Love you :]

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