I’m in this funk, ya’ll.
We leave for the Smokey Mountains one week from today and I feel like I am counting down the minutes until we head out for this mini-vacation. Last year we did the beach trip to St. Augustine and it was a good solid week of fun in the sun. It was something we needed greatly. This year, since I started a new job and have less vacation hours at my fingertips, we decided to do a smaller vacation. We head out next Wednesday after work and won’t return until Sunday.
When we go on vacation, we like to be very intentional with how we balance the time between tourist activities and pure lazy. No one likes to return from vacation and then need a vacation from their vacation.
Am I right?
This trip is something I really need. I need a few days to forget about PCOS and infertility… I need to focus on being a family of 3 in another town (plus our 2 friends) and not think about what things would be like with another kid… I need time in a chalet where it’s quiet and oddly comfortable for being strange surroundings. We’ll enjoy the great outdoors, the fresh air of the mountains (ahem, foothills…), release our inner children at WonderWorks… I’ll be sure to share an image recap when we return. 😉 This year is a mini-vacay, I’m very tempted to make next year epic. Of course there is that whole “what if I get pregnant and need maternity leave” thought that creeps into my mind. Yes, I still have hope. If I’m going to save for it, I’ll have to start as soon as we’re done with Christmas presents.
What about you guys? Did you do a vacation this year, or do you have one coming up? If you could do any vacation next year, what would you choose?