Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pick Me Up.

Note: I'm also on Neely's blog today with 5 dos and a don't of being in your 20s. So if you haven't, check me out there (and follow her) and if you're here because of that post, well thanks for stopping by!

I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's healthy to run away. In honor of this I keep a healthy sized travel budget and when life gets really ecky, I buy a flight to some place else. Don't worry, I always come back to Tampa. This is home. No matter what people say about where your heart and your family are - Tampa is my home, even if I live here alone. But sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side and you just have to go.

I got some hard news on Monday. Hard not necessarily meaning bad, but difficult all the same. As you grow up your life is always changing and people are coming and going as they pursue their own dreams. As the one who's always moved before now, it's a new phenom for me to be left behind. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I have the kind of friends who will change the world and you can quote me on it.

I was feeling especially blue yesterday after a tearful night on Monday. And so, in an attempt to bounce back, I have booked a flight 24 days away to go spend a weekend in my favorite small town - Scottsburg, Indiana. Time to go see my best friend, get away, clear my head and focus on the future and all that it holds for me and the people I love.

The next few weeks are heavily travel laden so be prepared for many updates from afar (and probably some picture overkill). First up: Tallahassee, followed by the burg, Raleigh, Haiti, and Washington DC.

Love,
B

10 comments:

Mackenzie said...

Loved your do's and don'ts on Neely's blog! Love this blog now! I used to live in Raleigh NC so if you need suggestions about visiting there, let me know :)

Lindsey @ Running Down A Dream said...

You are always on the go! Enjoy it :)

I'm sorry you had some difficult news - I will be thinking about you!

Courtney B said...

As hard as it is to be left behind... It is harder for me to leave everyone behind. At least that's how it's been for me in the last month. Booo.
I love that have saving just for trips when you need to get away! Best idea ever.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

uh oh! I hope everything is ok and I'm glad you've got some travels planned to focus on. I'm hoping over to your guest post right now!

Domesticated-Bliss said...

Hope everything is ok - enjoy your trip! I firmly believe in traveling whenever you can :)

Kate Undercoffer said...

Good for you for taking some time to go home. It's good for a woman's soul to spend time with her mom (and dad!) I think. :) Thinking of you, friend.

Nichole said...

Hope everything is okay? If you need to chat, I'm here :)

Kendra said...

I hope everything is ok girl! I am going to Raleigh on the 24th, my brother lives there.

Katy said...

Hi! I'm coming over from Neely's blog...I loved your 5 Do's and a Don't! I'm jealous of all of your upcoming trips and can't wait to read the recaps :o)

SEL said...

Sometimes being home is all we need. Take care of yourself.