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A Willful Weekend Getaway

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Make things happen

I’m learning something about travel. Actually, it probably relates to just life in general, but I’m going to focus on travel specifically because, well, this is a travel blog.

When I was a little younger I thought a lot about what I wanted to do. I’d make lists of places I wanted to see, things I wanted to accomplish, and bad habits I wanted to break.

The lists were great. They fired me up. Got me motivated. Made me excited about the future.

The future: When I was going to go there, get that and stop doing whatever.

The future: When I’ll have more time, more money, more resources, more guts.

The future: When life will start because right now, I’m just too busy.

Of course the future happened because it’s inevitable but instead of going there, getting that and doing whatever, I found myself just making another list.

And another.

And another

Maybe the lists weren’t helping.

Maybe I just had to DO!

So a few weeks ago I was looking at an event I wanted to participate in in Southern California. (I live in Maryland. It’s at least a 5 hour flight)

My first reaction was,

Well that’s not gonna happen. 

Then I remembered the lists. I could either add this to one or take a few steps and see if I could MAKE it happen.

So I looked up flight costs.

Not bad and within my budget.

So I ran the idea by the husband. He was like,

Whatever. (So the reaction I expected from my non-traveling husband)

Why couldn’t I do this?

In that moment I decided not to put this trip on another to-do list.

I decided it was time to just do.

So I booked it.

Now I’ll be adding Temecula, Ca to a different kind of list.

 Temecula, CA

Temecula, CA

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    February 4, 2013

    My husband is similar. I mention travel ideas and he will say great go ahead and plan it. He will go just about anywhere, but doesn't enjoy the planning process. Fine with me! Have a wonderful trip to California!! Reply


    February 4, 2013

    Awesome! Right now I have to budget to be debt free by July but after that I'm going to see as much of this world as I can afford! Thanks for the inspiration :) Reply


    February 4, 2013

    Did I miss a post? You participating in the Tough Mudder in June?? :-) I live in Temecula, but not in shape enough to participate in TM and we're planning a vacation around that time. Maybe another year? Private email me if you have any questions about the area. Reply


      February 4, 2013

      You didn't miss it! I just announced! http://ronisweigh.com/2013/02/tough-mudder-madness.html :) Reply

    Karen P

    February 5, 2013

    Safe travels, Roni. I think San Diego County has some good weather for you this weekend. Karen P. Reply