Mar 292012

~ 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 :)

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