6.27.2014

A Life That Doesn't Require Vacation

Oh my gosh.  This week!!!!  I was supposed to be all about stress packing and getting my work outs in but it didn't quite turn out that way.  I only managed two work outs, I met up with a friend and I had a friend over to do a Mary Kay consult.  She's a new rep so she needs to get a bunch in this month but she's not pushy so I don't have to worry about her trying to get me to buy stuff all the time.
Friends since 8th Grade // Do we look much different then we did in 2007?
I got a text from my really good friend that they were in town from Alaska.  I knew she was coming and that it was going to be a very tight window right before our trip where we'd have only a few days available to see each other but you know how things sneak up on you.  MJ and I met her and her husband at Mimi's Cafe for dinner.  She is really skinny and her baby is chunky.  She says her baby took her ass; and I think he literally did by way of breast feeding.  I mean, she is thinner then she was before she got pregnant and she got huge while she pregnant.  Some people are just lucky like that.  Anyway, it was so wonderful to catch up with her and her husband and kiss her adorable baby boy.  She's finally getting out of Alaska this year and I'm really hoping she moves back here.  It would be awesome to get my BFF back.

I started packing Sunday, MJ started packing last night and he STILL finished before me.  Typical.  With every vacation I get better and better about not stressing but something tells me I will never be as good as him.  I'm feeling okay but it's those few minutes just before I zip up my luggage to load it in the car that the major anxiety really hits.  I'll just be happy if I can zip the thing up.  It's stuffed but I don't think I over packed.  I've never had to pay a baggage fee since the airlines got really cheap and started charging.  I plan to continue that streak so one suitcase it is.

Our last two beach vacations were in November/December and none of the stores had bathing suits so when I needed a cover up or bikini bottoms to match a top I already had I had the search the ends of the earth to find what I was looking for.   This time it's the beginning of Summer and I don't really need a bikini but every time I got to Target (which is entirely too much) I really, really want one.  That wall of bright colors calls out to me even though I dread the thought of putting one on and looking in the mirror.  I'll get one next time but with my luck it will be winter, I will not have planned ahead and I won't be able to find one without spending an arm and a leg.  Such is life.  You will be seeing pics of me in the same bikini from five vacations ago.

We went to Maui in December but it already feels like a lifetime ago and just six months later I already feel like my life depends on having another vacation.  Someone tweeted a post a few weeks ago that kind of irked me for some reason.   Instead of desperately looking forward to your next vacation why not create a life in which you do not need a vacation from your life?  Okay.  So basically, my life clearly isn't awesome enough because I need a vacation and since I need one so bad then maybe I need to re think my life choices and consider planning a life that doesn't require one.  Does a life like that even exist?  Even rich celebrities who make their living doing things they love and have servants need a vacation from their life sometimes.  Right?  Or am I just doing life all wrong?  Well I definitely need a break from work and the daily grind but the other part of it is that I love traveling.  Even if my life were so called perfect enough to not need a vacation I'd probably still want to see other parts of the world.  Oh wait.  If I were savvy enough to create that perfect life then traveling would be part of my job so I wouldn't need a vacation for that reason either.  Yeah, I'm pretty sure I read into that tweet way more then I should have.

I don't have a maid to clean my house, a personal assistant to run my errands and a job I would do for free so I'm off to do the next best thing.  Vacation.  I will eat like a pig, drink like a fish and let someone else clean my room while I lay on a beach in Cancun.  I won't be posting for the next week (which is not entirely unusual) but if I have wi-fi I'll be on Instagram.


16 comments :

cashanamusings said...

Have a wonderful vacation!

Faith said...

Have the best time! I can't wait to see your Instagram pictures!

Whitney Cypert said...

I saw that same thing but I think it was on Instagram! That's just silly...vacations are the best! I'm with you...even if had the "perfect life", I would still want to travel and see other parts of the world in a vacation like manner. : ) Have fun!! Here's to hoping you have internet so I can stalk your Instagram pictures!

Brass Honey said...

Have the best trip ever!

Vett Vandiver said...

enjoy your vacation!! totally get what you mean about the week leading up to it being so hectic!

Kristin Aldridge said...

It's so nice to see old friends, glad your BFF came in town. And enjoy you vacation!

Law_Fal said...

have fun!!!!!!!!

A Life Less Traveled said...

I don't think it is possible to live a life that doesn't require a vacation. Like you said even celebrities need a getaway to recharge. Enjoy your trip!

Tomes Edition said...

Have a great Vacation!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Have an amazing trip!!

hya21 said...

I think you hit it on the head by the end of the post. Even if I loved what I did for a living every day of the week, I'd still want to have a change of scenery which is what a vacation is for most people. Except if I travelled entirely too much for the purposes of work I might want to stay home lol.
Anyway, enjoy your vacation.

jackie jade said...

i want to have a life i love but i can't imagine never wanting/needing a vacation. hope you guys have fun!

Sarah said...

I think vacations are necessary for your mind and soul and to breathe some different air! They definitely recharge you and I think that's more important than trying to have a perfect life that doesn't need a vacation- because that just sounds stressful.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Enjoy your vacation!!!

Andiepants said...

Hope you are enjoying yourself! My BF from high school lives there and although I don't make it down there often, I love going to visit her and the beaches! Hope you got a chance to visit the ruins and Xcaret while you were there!

xoxo
Andie's Traveling Pants

Brittany said...

I disagree with that quote, too. I really love my life and I still (very often) need a break from it! Not even really a break from my life, because my life mostly consists of spending time with Zach and Bear...and I wouldn't dream of taking a vacation without the two of them. I like taking trips to see new things, learn about other culture, experience life outside of our little bubble. That gives me a sort of high that daily life in Houston, TX can't.

You should never stress about bikini shopping because you are teeny tiny and look amazing!

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