I am very excited for the up coming Christmas season. The biggest reason for my excitement is because my girls and I are trekking down to Fort Myers, FL to spend Christmas with my dad and his family and my sister and her family! We are all so excited! The girls and I will make the long drive and then spend their entire Christmas break hanging out with family, basking in the sun, and relaxing.
I had told myself at the beginning of this year that I wanted to start traveling more because it is something that truly brings me joy. Once I made that promise to myself the realization of lifes circumstances…work schedule, not enough money, my girl’s school schedule…and so on fell heavy on me. I allowed things like that to rob me of many fun times and great memories!
Please don’t mistake this as a New Year’s Resolution due to the time of year it is. I just happen to be reflecting on the amounts of time I actually did any traveling this year. After this upcoming trip to Florida it will be twice that I’ve vacationed. Not bad…but not awesome. I want to be planning my next trip once I return from whatever trip I happen to be on at that time. I realize this will take some creativity as far as working and finances are concerned but I don’t feel like it’s impossible!
What would be even better is if I could find a job where I’m paid to travel. A job that I love, paying me to do what I love…I’ll take it!! Until then I will just have to make plans and save accordingly. Even if I have to go by myself I still want to do it. That is another excuse I use. Vacationing alone would not be the end of the world, it might even be fun…I won’t know unless I tried it. 🙂
For now, the girl’s and I are just going to enjoy the road trip down to Florida and have a blast for the week that we’re there! Merry Christmas!!!!