~ My cubicle at work, in corporate America
Don’t get me wrong. I am really, really grateful that in this current economy I am employed and have a career that I honestly, love. But sometimes, just sometimes . . . I do dream about being able to have one of those careers that enable me to travel to wherever my heart desires while working remotely, in my Airstream of course. There a few people that I know out there that do have this incredible opportunity and through them, I live vicariously.
But for me. For us, for my family — that is just not possible. Not even the slightest bit.
B goes to school and practices his sports on the weekends and when there is no practice, that is typically when there is a school break/vacation for him, or a holiday as some of you may call it. Those are the times that we plan our trips around.
For myself, I do get a vacation from the office, but it is not too much, or should I say, not as much as I would like. So, at the beginning of the year hubby and I sit down and go over the calendar and strategically plan our vacations – for the entire year. We spend hours on-line plotting, planning and staking out where we would love to go.
Then we go about our business and day-to-day lives and routines until those days of travel are upon us.
I still look back on last year. Even with my limited vacation time and B’s time off from school, I am truly, honestly amazed with all of our adventures we were able to do.
From Eastern, Washington all the way down to Southern Oregon and then back up to Tofino, B.C. — it is hard for me to believe that it was possible. But it was.
And I am really, really looking forward to our trips we have planned in 2012. Really, really excited.
So until those days are here and we are getting ready to leave, I enjoy having our Airstream at home — cooking meals inside because I just love my little kitchen, thinking of new recipes, enjoying movies and just having a place where I can go for some “quiet.” She is my retreat in a way, an escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life and I love her for it.
That sounds corny doesn’t it?
But it’s how I feel :)