I love the ocean. Love swimming, love looking at the water, always have.
So imagine my excitement at my upcoming vacation, which includes a week ocean side, with my parents and sister.
I am beyond excited, as you could imagine.
Not only am I looking forward to enjoy fresh coconuts in the beach and swimming in the infinity pool of our hotel, but a few other things.
Spending time with my family, for one. When we were younger, and before my little brother was born, we would take these road trips every year and since we are driving this time, it'll be just like the old times. Driving all night, stopping at rest areas, checking our the gas station treats. Just like back in the day, when life was simpler. No worrying about bills, work, relationships, or any other other day-to-day worries one can have.
I'm also very much looking forward to not being at work for 2 weeks. That has definitely got me in a great mood. Just the thought...I get giddy with excitement. And trust me, I'm not a giddy person, so that's how excited I am at the thought of not being at work, more specifically, not having to deal with my boss for 2 weeks. It's going to be awesome.
I've been needing a vacation for awhile now. My last one was 2 years ago, summer of 2012. Last year, I underwent two surgeries and had to take time off work for each one, but that doesn't count. Even though my sick mind was sort of looking forward to them at the time, for the same reason of not being at work. But that goes into other issues. My point is, a vacation has been long overdue for me. I don't ask for much, just something by an ocean, where I can swim and just enjoy the beauty of it all. Waking up to the sound of the ocean...it makes me so indescribably happy.
I'm also excited about just getting out of the house. Bored with the same old routine. So sick of that. Definitely overdue for something different, even if only for a couple of weeks. Also related to that, though I'd never admit it aloud...I'm looking forward to spending time away from my husband. Is that terrible? It sounds terrible. But I'm trying not to see it that way. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so a little time apart won't kill us and maybe will freshen things up. Does that make sense? I just think missing each other for a bit would do us a little good. Maybe I'm way off and that's a huge red flag, but I'm trying to be positive here and refuse to feel guilty about going on vacation without him. He's not making me feel bad, so I won't.
And lastly, I'm happy that I get to spend time with family I don't see as often. My aunts, their families, I enjoy spending time with them as well, and they're always so gracious when we see each other and so I know that I will have a good time with them.
Trust me, this vacation is what is keeping me sane at work right now. Things that would normally set me off, are not bothering me because I am just thinking about my trip. So hopefully that lasts throughout the duration of my time here before I leave. Because if memory serves me, the week before a vacation can be pretty damn bad around here. They know you're leaving, so they want to shove a ton of work at you so they have to do less while you're gone. It's all right though, I'm used to it and it still isn't keeping me from losing excitement over my vacation.
Just typing this out has got me very happy. I should plan a vacation every other month, then maybe my mood would improve greatly. Only things holding me back are money and work. Wish there was a simple solution to take care of those two problems. Oh well, for now, I'll take what I can get and I'm going to enjoy the heck of it!