It’s so hard to concentrate on anything during the week before I leave for a vacation. John and I call it “vacation brain.” Thoughts of vacation permeate all day long, and productivity screeches to a halt. I remember when I was working my last 9-5, my boss actually called me on it. I was taking a seriously long time to draft a letter that would normally take me 15 mins max. He just came out, shook his head and said “you’re already gone, huh.” He was totally right.
I keep puttering around, creating foolishness to do to occupy my mind, making lists, checking and rechecking my suitcase…. it’s so unhealthy. But…I love it. I love the countdown, the daydreaming of what we’ll do, see, eat, try, I love the beauty preparations of my hair, nails, brows etc. It’s all a part of the vacation experience to me. Each vacation, I tell myself I’m not going to go crazy and buy more stuff….and each vacation, I fail miserably. I raided victorias secret’s semi annual sale for bikinis, and marshalls for cheap vacay clothes. I don’t feel guilty at all 🙂
And a happy bonus. I convinced John that we need to go back to Mexico to catch whale shark season, and he agreed….so we’re returning in August!! WAHOOO!!! I think I’m going to have vacation brain for the whole summer!
Vacay pics to come after we return!!