looking forward to something

Monday, 20 June 2011

Sometimes the weight of the Everday pervades us. It seeps into our pores along with the bathroom cleaner, and pinches at us like clothespegs.

The mandatory nature of the Everyday brings us security, comfort and a sense of accomplishment, there's no doubt about it - but it can also become claustrophobic and mind-numbing if we don't actively seek out experiences - or make plans for those experiences - that bring us the most joy.

One of my greatest joys (and that of my family) is travel. If I don't do it often enough, I start to go a little stir crazy. We may have done a lot of travel but it's only because we make it a priority - we shun a second car, a mansion and many luxuries in order to do as much travel as we can - and to me, it's worth every cent.

As it's been far too long since I was last in Europe, it brings me untold breathless joy to have made the decision, along with Husband, to plan a Europe trip with the kids. It may be 18 months away, but the anticipation and overwhelming glee I feel about planning this trip is almost too much to hold within.

I want to climb to the top of this mountain in the Dolomites (below, taken 1994) and scream - "I'm coming back!" I can't even express how excited I am.

Planning for things that bring us such joy are a joy in the very planning. Deciding to plan this trip has made the Everyday drudgery that's so typical mid way through the year - into something so much easier to bear.

What are you hankering to plan? Something extra special to make the Everyday shine a little bit brighter?


Megan Blandford said...

I'm so happy for you. And I agree - the anticipation and planning and lead-up to a trip are all part of it. You're in for an amazing 18 months.

Dani said...

Definitely as good as the holiday itself (sadly, sometimes better!) I can only image how excited you must be to show this part of the world to the kids. Good for you. You deserve it.....and stop in VN on the way!

Kelly Morton said...

Yay, yay, yay!! Super excited for you! Think of all the wonderful dreams you will have about it leading up and all of the fun plans you have to make :) xxx

Posie Patchwork said...

Sounding very Zen Tania, good on you. All that is going on with the book & creativity, so exciting. Love the new Riley book, how wonderful!! Home today with a headcold, wishing you much happiness, love Posie

Anonymous said...

Tan, definately agree that holiday planning is a must in our busy lives.....Europe with the kids will be awesome.

I'm planning NY for my 50th - March 2013!!!! Shirl

Tania McCartney said...

Thanks for lovely comments, gals! Shirl - NYC will blow your mind! You must must must do it. Pull out all stops! xx

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