Peace out, nasty Wisconsin weather! Tomorrow I’m going to be headed to Vietnam, then to Thailand! Kevin and I booked this trip back in September and it’s crazy how fast time has flown by. I’m still kind of in shock that we’re leaving tomorrow.
I think part of the reason why our departure date came sooner than expected was because I’ve invested so much time and energy in the past two months to launching my blog. I haven’t done as much research into our destinations as much as I have for past vacations. I’m not usually a last minute planner, but I had so much time and excitement invested into the blog that I didn’t leave enough time to get ready for our trip!
It’s been a bit of a scramble this weekend trying to get everything ready for our vacation. Between packing, currency exchanges, shopping for last minute items, and preparing blog posts to publish in my absence, this weekend was a whirlwind of craziness. Needless to say, I am STRESSED OUT. And to top it all off, I started getting sick last night. Not the slightly congested, sore throat kind of sick – but the full on fever/body aches/chills kind of sick. I was completely immobile last night. Kevin picked up for my slack while I was totally bed-ridden. He washed and folded the laundry, picked up dinner (I know I’m sick when I can’t even eat half of my Qdoba burrito bowl), and provided a constant supply of water and Advil. This guy’s a keeper.
The worst part of being sick though, was that I couldn’t accomplish all the tasks I had on my checklist for the day while bedridden. This stressed me out even more! Something’s gotta give. I can’t skip packing. I can’t skip finishing my work tasks before I’m out of the office for two weeks. I can’t skip the Target run to pick up some last minute necessities. It’s time to put my blog on the back burner.
I had planned on writing out 4-5 blog posts to publish in my absence, but now you’re only going to get one. When I realized I wasn’t going to be able to finish the 4 half-written blog posts in time, I was a bit hard on myself. I was disappointed and I felt guilty that I wouldn’t be able to keep the momentum of my blog going while on vacation. But time doesn’t stop for the sick, weary, stressed out, vacation-bound blogger.
Then I took a step back. My blog is first and foremost for me – to bring me joy through creative freedom. If blogging is making me stressed, then I’m doing something wrong. And you know what? It’s my own blog. I’m my own boss and I can do whatever the heck I want! So take that, guilty conscience!
Besides all my #firstworldproblems, I’m extremely excited to embark on my adventures to Vietnam and Thailand! We will be going to Hanoi and Halong Bay in Vietnam, and Phuket in Thailand. I’ll have so much to share with you when I return. In the meantime, I’m sure I’ll be posting a ton of Instagram pictures of my trip. Give me a follow!
I’m praying that my sickness will pass soon and that I’ll survive the 24 hours of travel without a fever. Send me some good vibes please! I’ll be returning on March 17th completely jet lagged, but sun-soaked and refreshed. See you then!