It’s inarguably fun to spend a long weekend out of town. Beaches are forever. Mountain cities to grab platters of genuinely fresh fruits and veggies to straighten up your diet. Lakes for refreshing fishing breaks. Least of all, staying in town but going out to fancy dinners and cocktail parties to catch up with good old friends. There’s, in fact, an awful lot of options. You simply have to posses that awesome skill in time management, specifically weekend management. Road trips? Why not? Take your beer and reggae to the road!
I would have wanted any, if not a manageable combination, of the options above for my five-day very long weekend. With my kind of job, a five-day weekend definitely ain’t not the one you’d waste away to zero plans. Too precious like blue moon. I had better called up or buzzed friends either to suggest budget and itinerary or have them do the planning. Which I did, actually – I checked with them. First two plans were for beaches. Third was for a garage sale part 2! We did part 1 in November last year and we sold pretty lots but we still have a couple more bags of pre-loved clothes to go out. Fourth and last alternative was for a visit to our relatives a little down south. None of which happened. And surprisingly, it was all fine to me. :)
Solid five straight days at home, and just home. Tomorrow is the last and so far, I’ve stepped out our door only once (just earlier tonight) to have dinner at the nearest fast food resto.
I know there’s nothing much to that story. Except that I thought I wanted to share how good it feels to be…just home. Nothing of Long Weekend Travel Extraordinaire but just a lazy couch, lazier pillows, cotton-soft furry blanket, honing my frying skills, my three-item tech stuff, my urges to clean up, and all the mess happening around – the kind of mess that completes the homey vibe.
I love how I am able to post on this blog again. :) I finished reading John Green’s Looking for Alaska. I finished my homeworks, just a few more to be done tomorrow in preparation for next week. I get to stay very late like now at exactly 3:14 AM and wake up tomorrow for lunch perhaps? Oh yeah, I afforded a shower-free day. C’mon, we all have those days when it feels like the shower room is a hell hole but actually, the truth is we’re just too lazy to do it! Guilty here. :D Plus, having arrested myself at home calmed down my appetite turning down my monster hunger impulses. It kinda works. My tummy has been a little less bulging at least, LOL!
On a serious note, I realized that oftentimes, somehow, this wild, extravagant fanfare for travelling has become a fun form of toxicity. I don’t mean all of it. Travelling is a good thing, no question. I do travel myself, with a lot of friends. Only that, at some point, it has become a living standard, a status quo that whether you have travel funds or not, go go go; otherwise you are so left out. That’s case to case, of course, but that seems to be the hidden picture of it. If I’m not mistaken.
And in some plenty cases, people go crazy over travels we forget about our home – our safest happy place. Which I hope won’t be always the case. Take a break. Go home. :)