If you’ve been a Road Darling reader for awhile, then you’ve know I’ve made a few content shifts since I started in 2010. I began as a fashion blogger and then I was feminist-focused. Now I write mostly about travel and lifestyle. As I changed, so did my blog. I find travel so important and interesting because it encompasses every human emotion. Happiness, fear, sadness, longing, excitement. Travel can teach you almost anything. It can hurt you and it can heal you. It’s an amazing and empowering beast.
Today’s adventure took me to the Bullock Texas State History Museum, where I learned everything I’ll ever need to know about the history of Texas. The museum traces the state from its very beginning in the 1600s up until present day. It has something for everyone, including an NFL special exhibit.
An unexpected emotion overtook me as I finished looking at the Tom Lea gallery. I can’t remember the exact quote that hit me, but Lea spoke of his homesickness for Texas. For whatever reason, I got all choked up and found myself falling in love with this beautiful complicated state.
My trip to the Bullock Museum gave me time to reflect on how I feel about my move to Texas. I can say that it’s the first place I moved to that I loved immediately. Every other state took a year or longer to get used to. Even then, I didn’t always like where I lived. For whatever reason, Texas just feels like home. What with its cheap food, endlessly sunny days and happy population.
I’ve been asked by a few people how long I see myself here. To be honest, I’ve never lived anywhere for longer than three years at a time since I moved out of my parents house when I was 18. But I can also see myself here for forever.
It’s really just that great.
More Photos From My Trip to the Bullock Museum