In exactly two weeks an 12 hours I’ll be heading out to the airport for a work-required week in Europe. I have the luxury of landing on a Sunday and getting to take an extra day at the end to do some sight-seeing, and the rest of the time I will be shuttling between offices located in different countries.
It’s a hard life. I know.
Work’s challenging, but it’s the rest of it that’s driving me the kind of crazy my friend Amanda reserves only for her mother. My job is kind of demanding but actually incredibly rewarding, so I can’t complain and am really interested in keeping it. I noticed yesterday that some of the stress at home has been taking a toll on me mentally, diminishing my ability to pay attention to detail. If that weren’t one of the key requirements for my position I wouldn’t freak out too much.
To put myself in a good humor yesterday I started looking at weekend getaways, either to stay with friends across the US or to take a road trip in my new(ish) car. Yesterday evening the tension culminated in an atomic blow-out from the Girl Cookie so I made the decision that time to unwind is absolutely necessary. Yes – even though I have a European Mini-Tour scheduled for two weeks from tomorrow morning.
This time tomorrow I will be stretched out in a bikini on the beach (or just at my hotel pool) reading a book and having a drink. Maybe I’ll hole up in the hotel room and play video games all night! Regardless, I’m going to be cherishing quality alone time without kids, pets, boyfriends, and any other responsibilities whatsoever.
Life doesn’t have to be hard 🙂