Friday, January 15, 2010

An Unexpected Adventure

An adventure was handed to me this week. My dad's knee is still draining from the surgery and so they aren't taking their trip to Florida like planned. That leaves their time share on the beach open for four days. And I just happen to be available! I can take my laptop and write from anywhere, but Mike has out of town work trips, the kids have school, plus it's only one bedroom, so it's just me.
I'll head to the beach Sunday after I speak in church (the hope talk thing I've written about). It's about an 8 hour trip and then I'll be there for four nights. I still can't quite get my head around that. I do enjoy being by myself, but in a vacation spot? And I've driven for that long when I used to take the kids to camp up in Tennessee, four hours up-drop them off-four hours back. But on my way to a new place, all by myself?
Also, I don't want this time to just slip through my fingers and not be special. Not be appreciated. So what do I want to do there? Read? study? explore? research? relax? what?
If you've read this blog much, you know I'm a planner. Deep inside me is the fear of missing something. Of not paying attention. So, I'm really getting excited. An adventure from out of the blue. I'm also enjoying examining my reaction to this unexpected gift.
So, here's what I want to know. What would YOU do if this popped up for you? Time alone, far from home. Would you even consider going by yourself? Just wondering and thinking AND packing!


Jodie said...

I AM SO JEALOUS!!!! I got to go for three nights by myself last year. It took two whole days to turn my brain off and relax, and then I had to go home. But I'll tell you this... I read. A lot. For no reason other than to read. And it was good.

Kay Dew Shostak said...

I really am getting excited and I also plan to do lots of reading!