Vacation Anticipation

We’ve all hear the phrase “Anticipation is half the fun”. I don’t know where that came from, but I believe it’s true.

As we plan for an upcoming adventure, I’m researching activities, the surrounding areas, the weather, and of course the food! I’ve got my handy and very extensive packing checklist so hopefully I don’t forget anything. And of course I will have my travel journal and my camera at hand to record the journey.

What’s hard for me to remember, is that things don’t have to be perfect to have a perfect vacation. I will never look the way I want to, something unexpected may happen that we will have to deal with, there can be delays or hold ups along the way. And I might even forget something important. I need to go with the flow, value each opportunity and experience, and have a positive attitude. And be spontaneous. Who knows what amazing venture may await us!

I love this quote by Mark Twain and have it up on my wall at work as a reminder:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.”

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D’Angelo


7 Comments Add yours

  1. nikhop320 says:

    How exciting!! Have lots of fun! I love traveling and planning it too. We’ve been so busy this month ourselves, a week in Gatlinburg and then we just got back from 5 days in New York. First time in NYC and I can’t wait to go back. It was AMAZING! We leave for Vegas in about 2 weeks. Sheeshhh, my body feels and needs to feel better real soon, LOL😂🙈

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    1. Thank you! I love to see new things, and I love to explore. even around home. I have never been to NYC. I would love to see it at Christmas! Enjoy Vegas! 🙂

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      1. nikhop320 says:

        Yea I want to go at Christmas too😍

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  2. You hit the hammer on the nail when you said (paraphrasing) “We’ll never look the way we want to look” my mind instantly went to people (me included) who try to lose weight or get our hair done and by some nice clothes before a vacation or even a reunion. After reading your post it made me think – “Why do we do that anyway?” – when we’re supposed to be going to have a good time. I mean, don’t get me wrong there are certain essentials we all need to take but the JOY of vacation is to ENJOY it and not stress over it. After all, that’s what we’re supposed to be getting away from, right? – Very nice post, love the pics of the water they are very beautiful. I pray you have a great time love and write a post about your adventure! Safe Travels =)

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    1. Thank you Roshonda! Yes! That is exactly the attitude I plan to take on this trip. And yes I will post updates 😊. Thanks for reading!!

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      1. Great! Can’t wait to read it. Have Fun!!! =)

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  3. Naomi says:

    Good attitude, Lisa! You’ll have a great vacation!

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