“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” ~ Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
Just a few weeks ago I was complaining that I had not traveled anywhere in almost two years. Now I have three trips planned for this year, with one already booked and confirmed.
Next month, G and I are going to Los Angeles for a few days to visit a cousin of mine who recently lost her husband. She is now a widowed mother of three young sons. We are flying out west to give our moral support. I also want to show G where I had spent some of my childhood. Although I am now very much of an East Coast girl, my roots are actually West Coast. Once upon a time, I was a California girl.
In the summer, the plan is for G to spend her break in the Philippines. She and I will fly there at the end of June. I will stay for about ten days, and she will come back in August with my mom. Before she returns, I plan to vacation child-free and by myself to Greece and maybe spend a few days in Italy to visit old friends.
Money and time are still tight, but sacrifices can be made and adjustments can be arranged. I have to do what I can to make things work.
I deserve this.