aaaaand we're back!
Holy man, these last couple weeks have been crazy town. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I was recently away for work in Edmonton and then a couple days later jumped right into vacation mode. First with a girls trip to Chicago (again, in the previous post), was home for a single day, and then was off to Ottawa to visit with one of my besties Nicole, her husband Dan, and their new adorable addition baby girl Adeline. At the end of the week we drove to Montreal to join an amazing crew to celebrate our friend Sam at her bachelorette party!
Needless to say, I have zero voice, am exhausted, and am really not ready to get out of vacation mode. These last couple trips have been so so fun, and honestly it makes me feel really lucky to have such solid and fantastic girl friends.
Montreal was wild...there were strippers, drag queens, more alcohol and food then I can even talk about without being embarrassed, and honestly I don't know if I have laughed that hard, well, ever. We had such a solid group on this trip (19 of us actually!), and I already feel weird being alone back in my apartment (if any of you are reading this, feel free to come over, I miss you all!)
Getting away to go on trips like this as exhausting as they are really recharge me. I find that when I have the chance to get away and spend some quality time with some of my favourite people it gives me a chance to unwind from everyday stresses that I usually work myself up over and just relax my mind a bit.
Now it's back to reality, and man, I honestly feel like I shouldn't leave my apartment again for about a week. I also may need to sell my soul on the black market after all these trips because this has not been easy on the wallet (or my dignity). SO WORTH IT THOUGH.
These are memories that will last forever, and as much as sometimes it can be stressful to leave responsibility behind and spend the money the older we get, the more I think about it this is 100% the time to be doing these things. Before kids, before needing to be responsible for anyone but myself, before my metabolism really hits rock bottom.
So, if you're ever in the boat of wondering "oh man can I really afford this trip" "should I take the vacation time?" the answer is YES. DO IT YES! Worry about the rest later, and pour yourself another glass of wine (or 9 a.m. travel coffee cup of gin but hey your choice).