A Willful Weekend Getaway
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.
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,
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.