I love vacation - I never take them though. I envy my friends who go on lavish, beautiful vacations and the experiences they have with one another. My core group of girls just came back from Belize, a trip I had to turn down because of work which was so difficult to do. My best friend just wrote this on her Facebook wall the other day,
Experiences > Things. Until my last dime..
I'm so thankful I got away for one full week, without distraction, with my entire family. For once.
I am one of six siblings - and we are HILARIOUS. My mom and stepdad have had a handful trying to manage us kids and our schedules. And, this was the first time we've been completely together in nearly a decade without boyfriends/girlfriends, distractions, work, etc. It was the best time I've had in so, so long. To bond with my baby sisters, who one is jumping into her Junior year and the other just starting her first year of high school was beyond needed. Family is everything to me, and to be a part of their lives as they grow up, I value so much. One day, I'll be close by again where we can go on car rides and make jokes about boys and eat Taco Bell.. okay, Chipotle.
And, to spend it together, cooking dinner, hanging out on the beach, singing and playing the ukulele, I'll treasure forever. As cheesy, corny, silly as that sounds. My family is so dope, man.
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