I am taking a vacation.
It is weird for me to have five glorious days off of work yet not be planning a Big Trip. I don’t have to research all of the sites or look into visa issues. Packing ahead? Nah – I’ll just throw a few things into a bag tomorrow night.
Finally, I am off on a trip that will rejuvenate me – I won’t need a vacation after the vacation. I often say that Big Travel revives and reenergizes me. Most of the time, it does. But lately, I’ve been run-down, trying to fit everything in. Work has been too hard, and I’m getting up when it’s still dark out just to catch up or work on my blog. My gym membership is a thing of the past, as is getting more than a few hours of sleep. On the weekends, I want to get all of my errands done – and then do nothing. I am just too tired and need to rest up to start all over again Monday morning.
All of this makes me feel so guilty — I’ve always been someone who likes to do things. I want that energy back!
Not just do I like to do things — I like to do new things. After I went skydiving, my dad cracked that he “almost free-fell off” his chair. My mom? Unfazed. “Eh, you like to have done everything once.”
It’s true! It’s true!
But right now, I don’t want new. I want a repeat visit. Tomorrow I am grabbing my passport and heading to a teensy tiny town where nothing (yet everything) will be new. Fifteen months ago I moved back to Las Vegas from Coco, Costa Rica.
It’s time I paid a visit.
I miss the friends I made there so much. I can’t believe I get to see their smiling faces so soon!
For one week, I won’t have to be anywhere or do anything.
No decisions to make at work, no activities to drum up energy for, only questions like, “Where should we watch the sunset? What should we bring on the boat? Do you feel like having a beer?”
No big sightseeing, no tours, no new countries or town.
I’m hitting the pause button.
And no one can stop me.
Latest posts by Abby (see all)
- 3 Destinations to Escape the Cold this Winter - December 2, 2016
- 7 reasons Cape Verde should be on your holiday hit list - May 30, 2016
- Top Ideas for Day Tours from Jakarta - May 27, 2016