Columbus, OH, USA

Take The Trip

My solo vacation is rapidly approaching, and I couldn't be more excited. Ever since my trip to Jamaica in 2016, the travel bug has been biting nonstop. I couldn't ignore it any longer, so a few months ago, I decided to book a three-day trip to Puerto Morelos for mid August. At the time, the big day seemed so far away, but it's finally arrived. Well, I have about a week left, but that's close enough for the real excitement to kick in, and the guilt of purchasing an all-inclusive vacation package on a whim to vanish. Gosh, I hate myself for always feeling so guilty for treating myself to really nice things. Can you believe that at one point, I started to cancel the trip because I began to think of the bills I could pay down/off? I really have to stop doing that; I have to stop beating myself up for wanting to LIVE. I suppose that when you know deep down inside you really can't afford to take random destination vacations, the guilt just gnaws at your soul. But, enough. Enough of that shit. Even if you have to charge it to your credit card, do it. Then, figure out a plan to pay more a month towards your balance. Life's too short. You've gotta grab on to your happiness when and where you can.

I've been daydreaming about all the delicious food I'm going to indulge in (the resort I booked has 11 restaurants), all the alcohol I'll be drinking, the mass amount of photos I plan to take, and feeling completely free from all of my worries and stresses, if only temporarily. This next week will be filled with preparing, packing, and getting as much work in as possible at the 9-5. I honestly do not want to think about that place while I'm away. Speaking of preparing, I went and got a bikini wax today, and let me just say that I always forget how painful (and uncomfortable) those things are! Bikini waxes are considered a luxury for me; it's not a service I pay for on a regular basis, but every time I get one, I always feel a thousand times sexier (once I get over the actual pain and awkwardness of it all), so I just might treat myself to one per quarter.

A peaceful, relaxing, zen atmosphere is just what the doctor ordered, and I am truly looking forward to this little getaway. I'm working on a vacation playlist, and of course, I'm going to share it soon! No vacation is complete without a personalized playlist for those moments when you just want to kick it on your hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and your portable speaker (note to self: don't forget the portable speaker).

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