Jim and I love going out of town together. Who doesn’t relish a holiday from everyday life? Our love of vacationing runs the gamut between a fabulous trip to Paris…to spending a week in a tent in the Wisconsin woods…to renting a car and taking a day trip to a campy Old West Town. We aren’t that picky. Spending time together away from home relaxes and recharges us. It makes us appreciate our real life and our relationship more than ever.
Trouble is, this year we’re not in a financial spot to take even the cheapest of trips. Taking extended time off work is out of the questions for both of us. And I work throughout the weekend, so even a quick weekend getaway can’t happen. I just had that realization yesterday and it put me into a tailspin. I suddenly feel claustrophobic and trapped in my day to day life.
I’m stuck. Is there anyway to attain that feeling of vacation — that breath of fresh air — without going away? Without being able to take an actual break? I’d love some input here. Jim and I have had a pretty stressful, crazily busy, highly eventful year. We need to decompress. Help a holiday-hungry couple out, would you?