Growing up we took vacations every break we had from school. Part of the fun was just the simple anticipation of what adventures were to come, what I should pack in my over-the-seat storage thingy (yes, that’s the official name), and of course what cassette tapes (later CDs) would fit in order to properly jam out on the highway.
Every year when summer rolls around my usual homebody persona is replaced by this gypsy soul. I plan trips and check airline miles and try to figure out just how in the world we’re going to escape from reality for a while. Not to say that reality is bad by any means, but trips – good and bad – always hold a special place in my heart.
This year, after a big move and some big things coming up, we are forgoing our usual trek out to California in order to take some smaller, more local trips. I’m a little sad, but I know that these smaller vacations will create some very big memories. But you want to know what? Every Saturday morning I take my own little mini vacation.
It goes like this:
I wake up and stumble into the kitchen. Bleary-eyed I measure out the coffee grounds and water, press ‘Start’ on the coffee maker, and go wash my face. Once the beep goes off I grab a mug, my favorite creamer (currently it’s International Delight Heath Bar), mix and stir and head to the deck. I sit back in my Adirondack chair, the one I’ve waited 7 years for, and sip my coffee. I read a magazine, listen to a song, or just stare into the garden. I imagine that this sweet little deck and my cup of coffee are taking me away, just for a little vacation. And 5 minutes later I’m recharged, ready to go and eager to start my day as wife, mommy and worker.
But that little gypsy soul? I don’t think it’ll ever go away and that makes me so happy, but it’s certainly nice to satiate it with the simple and good things in life!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.