|Friends since 8th Grade // Do we look much different then we did in 2007?|
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.