A friend of mine told me yesterday that she and her husband are going to Hawaii soon.
Just hours later, another friend told me they have a trip to France planned.
My mother in law is going on a three week cruise to somewhere on the other side of the world this summer.
At first, I felt the pang of jealousy. Man, how come I don’t get to go on cool trips?! I want to go somewhere fun too!
But can I tell you a little secret?
While all of those trips sound fabulous and amazing…all the packing, and organizing and prepping, and finding someone to take care of your kids, and airports, and flights, and booking hotels…well…all of that kind of exhausts me just thinking about it.
You want to know what my dream vacation would be? Right now. At this season in my life.
Crafting. Sewing. Painting. Cutting. Planting. READING.
No interruptions. No making lunches. No asking questions. No nothing.
Not even a husband.
Just me. And nothing but the sound of my sewing machine whirring…my scissors snipping, paint mixing, and pages turning.
I would just sit and scroll through everything I’ve ever pinned and get to work.
There’s no question that lying on the beach sounds amazing.
Or that walking the cobblestone streets of Paris sounds heavenly.
Or seeing the 6th Wonder of the World would be breathtaking.
But I like to get stuff done. Uninterrupted. At my pace. Whatever that may be. And right now…that just doesn’t happen.
And you know…here’s the thing…someday, in not too many years, I will have all the time in the world with little interruption to do whatever to my heart’s content…
And I’ll wish the house was loud and messy again.
Funny how that goes.
I love you little family. Even if I kinda want to send you away for a week.
What’s your dream vacation? Would you rather travel to far off places, or are you a secret homebody like me?