As I write this, I do so on a plane barreling through the air at the crazy ground speed of almost 600mph, likely with a nice tailwind. WIFI on plane is a really sweet idea despite the fact that you have to pay for it. Oh well, its on a plane, no surprise the cost.
I just boarded about 40 minutes ago after a delightful, insightful and awesome business planning session with my friends at Stuart Selbst Consulting in Phoenix, AZ. We had an eye opening and very productive few days dissecting the business and reconstructing how we do things corporately. 2014 will be another great year!
So the point here isnt about all that, as this is my personal space to talk, but rather something I have noticed about this area of the country that I have yet to expeience in any other locations I have traveled to or visited in the great US of A. Which consists of about everywhere except 4 or 5 states.
Ever been somewhere and were completely convinced that something was different, something was special not about anything in particular but simply about where you were, the space you currently occupied in the world? This is what’s up each and every time I come to Arizona. Something about the desert is mesmerizing, pulling, calling as if to say “you belong here”, which I find strikingly odd yet am unable to shake. I mean seriously, the desert? WTH right?
It seems to be one of those interesting places where people always seem so damn content, happy, and satisfied with simply being alive, despite their circumstances. I know when I myself visit it always seems as if whatever sickness I may have or fatigue I normally sometimes experience about life just departs my body, I sleep sounder and am at a general state of peace; Way more than normal. Its almost as if while the vegitation is sparse, and the heat be high, there is a invisible resorvoir for the soul that exists here in the desert. What physical life lacking here is somehow made up in spiritual life which smacks you on the face; every drop of sunshine reminding you that life simply kicks ass.
As this is the case for myself and my wife, we hope to maybe retire here someday. Someday. As of now I think its a close, close tie between Arizona and the Western Maryland/Appalacia area. Time will tell, however until a better location is found in our travels, Arizona is such a great place to recharge your life. The desert may look dead but is far from it.