I hope everyone had a fabulous three day weekend full of sunshine and patriotism. The whole weekend I’ve been pondering why Seattle isn’t a prime memorial weekend vacation destination. It’s perfect for anyone who dislikes sunshine and summertime and bright colors. I attended Seattle’s FolkLife Festival and spotted multiple people wearing snow boots…it’s May Seattle…MAY! Okay, so I’m being sarcastic about Seattle as a spring vacation destination. It really is beautiful when it is sunny here but who knows when the sun will grace us with its presence again.
Folklife festival was a bit of a disappointment to be honest, there were lots of dreads and daisies and tye dye but I was dreadfully disappointed by the lack of crystal balls, I could really use a fortune teller nowadays. I have a variety of questions I would ask a psychic:
“Will I pass all of my finals?” “When will the sun finally shine again?” and most importantly “Should I save up and buy a ticket to Wanderlust?”
Preferably at this point the crystal ball reader would recite some magical chant and just zap a set of tickets to Wanderlust into my hands (because I’ve been watching a lot of Harry Potter lately and I’m assuming Crystal ball readers are capable of this sort of thing).
At this point you might be wondering what Wanderlust is…let’s backtrack for a moment…
I have an obsessive personality, meaning when I get an idea in my head I won’t stop planning or researching until one of two things happens:
1) I fulfill my idea (I get what I want) OR
2) I become distracted by another obsession/idea
Right now I am obsessed with the idea of attending the Wanderlust Festival in Whistler, Canada in August. In case you don’t want to click on the link and obsess over the website (which I’ve pretty much spent the last few days doing), I’ll sum it up for you. Wanderlust is a Yoga/Concert/Outdoors festival. Everyday there are numerous group hikes, yoga classes, meditation classes, rock climbing, speakers, hula hooping, concerts, etc, etc. I have a feeling I could wear my birkenstocks there and totally fit in.
In the Summer there is pretty much nothing I would rather do than be outside. I live for Summer hikes and adventures and this festival seems like the perfect perfect PERFECT way to connect with the earth. Jeff says I’m becoming a hippie again because I say things like “connect with the earth”, maybe I am, I don’t know but I think it’s incredibly important to embrace the beauty around us. The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with natural beauty and I can’t get enough. I can’t think of a more poetic way to embrace the beauty than meditation and yoga and hiking and paddle boarding. I love all of those things!!!
So that’s it. I’m obsessed with finding a way to attend Wanderlust. I want to meditate in a grassy meadow, I want to practice Sun Salutations at sunrise on a mountain top and I want to learn to hula hoop. I really don’t think that is asking too much but my wallet begs to differ.
Has anyone else ever been to a festival like Wanderlust? If so, you should tell me about how awful and boring it was so I can stop begging Jeff to go with me and move onto a new obsession (hopefully one that doesn’t involve spending $150 on a ticket).
Oh and remember…