Thursday, March 10, 2011

Not living "in the moment"

I am not going to rant about the month of March, really, I am not.
I will say, however, that booking a quick and easy get-away for the Memorial Day weekend at the end of May did make me just a wee bit too ecstatic. Seriously, I was bouncing around the house and reading up on San Diego. It's the perfect weekend trip - a mere 2 hours or so away from home, a cheap but decent place to stay, beaches, good weather, taquitos (they apparently originated in San Diego), a lobster BLT, margaritas...
I do realize that San Diego is a hop, skip and a jump down Interstate 5 from where I live, but, as lame as this is, I have never been to San Diego while living in Southern California. This is now my ninth year total in the Golden State, and I've only been to San Diego ONCE for a job conference-thingy. I shared a hotel room with a friend - not a romantic one either. How lame is all of that?
There are many things that I have to survive before and after Memorial Day, but just the thought of this weekend trip gives my step a bit more of a lift and makes me feel lighter. I realize that many people focus on living in the moment. I, however, have now happily eschewed that for a totally different mantra:
I *will* make it to May. I think I can, I think I can...

3 comments:

kilax said...

They say that a lot of the enjoyment of a trip is planning and anticipating it! So keep thinking about it.

I still haven't been to CA! My husband and I really think we would like it there, and are excited to visit someday.

Kristina said...

Honestly, I never wanted to live in CA. It was not part of my so-called "life plan" at all. It kind of blows my mind that I've been here 9 years now. There are some crappy aspects about it (like traffic and it's expensive), but it's a beautiful place. There are some days that I can't believe I live here.

fancythatfancythis.com said...

Yes California is a gorgeous place but I don't want to live here! The traffic just drives me nuts and the dry weather aggravates me on so many levels. I belong in a nice east coast city like NYC. I'm too conservative for LA!

But San Diego is gorgeous. Truly beautiful. I think you are going to love it!