I am off to Los Angeles to spend four glorious days with my wonderful friend Vanessa before joining my most favorite Aunt Jenn on a road trip up the California coast to Napa Valley. I’m spending a grand total of 13 days (THIRTEEN!) on vacation and I could not be more thrilled. I have been craving a break from work and school, but to be honest, mainly just work. I love children, and I feel so fortunate that I have been given the opportunity to befriend and work with such lovely families for the past few years, however I have been thoroughly BURNT OUT. Between temper tantrums over third grade math homework, shouting matches over practicing the piano, and just downright mean comments, I am in need of a little kid free time. I hope to spend as little time as possible near anyone under the age of 16 for the next (almost) two weeks.
That being said, today I’m going to Disneyland. Ha. As long as none of them talk to me or touch me I’m golden. I’m kidding of course, but I am feeling a little resentful as my intent was to sleep on my flight to LA, but instead I was forced to shell out $10 for lousy inflight internet service due to the precious little baby on board with a healthy set of lungs. All I’m saying, is I’m going to be a MUCH better childcare provider after some much needed grown up time, a tan, and a few bottles of champagne. My intention for this blog post was to discuss my upcoming vacation, sunshine and my beautiful Big (Vanessa), yet somehow it’s turned into a nice long healthy rant about my perfectly natural dislike for loud children on airplanes.
As someone who thrives off of “To-Do lists” and schedules it feels liberating to have almost no idea what the next week and a half holds for me. Sure, I know we’re headed to Disneyland today, and we’re hitting up the beach Saturday, but otherwise I’m clueless! I could spend every day laying out sleeping and reading in the sun or exploring the city meeting new people and discovering fascinating new places. Except we all know I wouldn’t meet new people because (hello!) I’m way socially awkward and dislike nothing more than forced conversation with strangers.
My goal is to maintain my regular blogging routine while on vacation. Blogging is the one scheduled outlet of my life that I actually dread taking time off from, but as previously mentioned, I have no real concept of what the future holds. If perhaps I find myself chatting with strangers, just know something strange has come over me. I’ve started to realize that I’m entirely unpredictable. Maybe today I’ll make new friends or swim in the ocean, or maybe I’ll mumble awkward jokes a lot and flinch when I’m splashed. You never can know!
Follow my California adventures on instagram and snapchat because I know myself well enough to know they will not be neglected!