Right now, as I sit here in the gloom of the fading afternoon light, rain streaming down my window and shivering slightly thanks to the fact I can’t quite bring myself to turn the heating on yet, I don’t feel like I’m about to jet off to warmer climes. And yet, it’s true! By the time you read this post I’ll (hopefully) be there already, on a very, very long awaited and much anticipated 2 week trip to Tenerife, and if I know me, I’ll be extremely busy lazing on a sunlounger with a good book and a large rum!
I definitely feel like I’m on a countdown to something, but I can’t quite feel excited yet. It’s almost as though I’m telling my brain not to believe it’s true in case something happens and I don’t get to go – I’m a positive little ray of sunshine like that! There is no reason why it won’t happen of course and I really should be excited because it’s been a pretty long time since I got a proper holiday, and my brain and my body are running close to empty right now. It’s been a challenging year, but things are on the up and I really do need to allow myself that freedom to simply relax and take a break. Nothing quite relaxes me more than the feeling of being far, far away from all my responsibilities, so I’m hoping this will be just the things to help me regroup and come back refreshed and ready for action!
What I do know, is that while I might not be excited now, while I’m trying to cram as much work in as I can before I go and panicking about how much I still have to do before then, I will most definitely be excited this time tomorrow, when work is done, the out of office is on and it all gets a bit real! Seriously, you should probably be feeling a bit sorry for D right now, because if he’s found the sulky, irritable cowbag I’ve been lately annoying, he probably isn’t going to enjoy life too much once I morph into something that looks a lot like an overexcited 4 year old on a sugar induced high!
So, I have a few posts scheduled to keep you company while I’m gone, and if you follow me I’m certain you’ll be seeing lots of smug Instagram shots any time now of me enjoying my jollies, but other than that I’ll see you on the other side!
I hereby promise to be slightly less crabby upon my return! Only slightly though…