Listening to: A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkston
I sit at the computer and stare at the flight confirmation.
I can't believe this is really happening.
My anxiety is through the roof.
I've been thinking about this moment since 2007 probably.
It's finally here.
I'm going across the ocean to England.
Another thing to cross off my bucket list.
I have no idea what I'm doing.
I have no plans.
I just want to see another country in my lifetime.
I'm going for my birthday. I'll turn 28 in England.
I guess we all get something we've wanted for a long time this year.
My brother after all his 6 years of schooling and applications finally got his dream job.
Not sure what my other brother gets this year....
I finally get to go across an ocean/to another country, that was probably about 27 years in the making, if not at least the last 10 years. I think Mom wants to see another country too. Oh lets just face it, we just want to use our passports!
My sister finally gets to take a vacation/go with her hubby when he leaves for Hawaii this time after about 6 years of watching him head out without her to where ever.
My brother-in-law finally gets out of the Army this year. I'm not sure this was a goal he wants achieve, but I think the 6 years of inconsistency that is our government is wearing on him and his family will appreciate the end of that spontaneous stint.
And Dad gets to go visit his old mission area again after like 40 years.
Now we're really living.
"A moment like this
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this
Some people search forever for that one special kiss (trip)
Oh, I can't believe it's happening to me
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this"
Oh, I know what I can for my other brother so he can have something good this year too!
Now, I might have to slow my roll here, but this is my idea.
It's a little crazy considering I'm planning a international trip this year, but!
I think I would be okay offering my brother a cruise vacation...
Cruises are cheaper than...other things... and I can negotiate another vacation if need be... but yeah...
Now, really, I was thinking about my other brother, Dal, and his 10th anniversary in a few years, but I have Dust for Christmas this year.
And everyone would have some type of vacation cept for Dust if I went for only Dal's anni. So its more of a pity gesture. Dust already had his 5th anni this year...
So since I have Dust first for Christmas I was thinkin to offer him an anytime cruise. He can wait for an anni, bday or whatnot. He can save and take the rest of his family. Whatever, whenever.
And then the next year I'll give Dal a cruise option that he can use in 2018 for his anni.
Mind you, I do this on the pretense that Dal has not accepted a free vacation before. Dust does, and takes advantage of it, but they'd both have to take off work for a 'long' time and I can't see either of them doing that.
And then everyone in the family gets a vacation... some time...in their lifetime...!! The kids are on their own...
Mom, Dad and I get international travel on my dime, Min gets Hawaii on government discount, and Dust and Dal could get cruises for two on my dime
Neither one of them deserve it though, really. They spend money they dont have all the time or hoard it and make themselves out as poor. I'm having a hard time justifying this... gimme a few months to mull it over.