Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2 Weeks Vacation Just Isn't Enough

Two weeks vacay just isn't enough for me or anyone for that matter but especially me right now, yes it's about me today, haha. I feel that by living through this stroke, I have to see more, do more, travel more. I just can't do that with 10 days of vacation time a year off...I mean it's impossible. 

Oh wait, there's that little thing called money that also needs to be accounted for. Yes, money to travel. Charge it, charge it, charge it. I have always said that I don't mind going into debt to travel, and I don't. It's not like I'm buying a dress or something I'm only going to enjoy a handful of times. These are memories that I am going to make which will last me my entire life (memory don't fail me now...seriously, don't). Ok, slightly bad joke but a worry nonetheless. There are so many things to do, see, experience, touch, taste and again, not something I can do on 10 itty bitty little days off. This is why Europeans and people who live in the Caribbean probably live longer. They get, what 3 weeks off or something like that?

Now that I can fly, I want to go EVERYWHERE. My first trip is on March 4th to the beautiful island of Trinidad for Carnival. Now I know you're thinking whoa whoa whoa but rest assured, I will not be partying it up for most of my time there. I'm going to take a backseat and look at others.  I'm going to really take in everyone else singing and dancing, with new eyes. As someone who almost didn't have this chance.  I think I'm going to do that if I visit other places I usually frequent during vacation time and look at them with new eyes...good idea, right?

So much to do in 10 little days for the year. I'll have to choose wisely. But one thing is for certain, I will see everything with a new perspective. Something, I maybe didn't do, before the stroke. New eyes, new experiences, giving thanks.