Thinkin’ about Vancouver

It’s been a long while since I’ve been home. (For context, I consider Vancouver to be home)

I’m thinking about going.

I’m double-vaxxed. And, since we don’t really know what’s going to happen with Delta Variant, or Lambda Variant, I feel like right now when cases are lowest they’ve been in over a year in western Canada, right now is the window. I feel like right now is the time that I should be taking advantage of.

There’s a long weekend coming up. I’m considering going. My friends are there are double vaxxed.

I should go, right? Take the long weekend and do a girls trip? Obviously it wouldn’t be a trip for them. They live in Vancouver. But, it would be a trip for me, and the three amigas could be reunited for the first time since summer of 2019.

I’m thinkin’ about Vancouver.

I am also thinking about Vegas, but that’ll have to be something farther into the future.

Dreaming of Travel

I would love to get on a plane right now.

I would love to go somewhere. Anywhere. A new place. A familiar place. I just need a change of pace for a few days. Wouldn’t that be nice? I think that would be nice.

Sometimes I think I should just get in my car and go. Then I realize there’s not really anywhere to go. There are so many reasons why I can’t go, not the least of which being massive anxiety about being around strangers right now. So I just sit here, looking out my window at the planes landing and I dream. I dream of a day that I can go somewhere. I dream of a day that I can be the girl on that plane, headed somewhere for fun, or for business, or just to go.

As much as I love winter, it’s so long. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned that in posts the past two years… probably in February back then as well. COVID has somehow made this winter seem so much longer. While I would normally escape somehow, some way, as I have the past two winters for a weekend or two, that’s not really an option right now. It’s just me and my thoughts here for the foreseeable future.

If COVID weren’t holding me back, here’s where I’d go:

  • Vancouver
  • Montreal
  • Niagara Falls
  • Denmark
  • Las Vegas
  • Bahamas

If COVID and money weren’t holding me back, here’s where I’d go;

  • The Maldives
  • The Seychelles
  • Australia
  • Patagonia
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Egypt
  • Morocco
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Japan
  • France
  • Monaco
  • Indonesia

Well, if I am being totally honest, I just want to see the whole world. If it were safe and I had the money to do so, I would get on a plane tomorrow and go anywhere. I’d go everywhere. I’d love to be the writer behind one of those ‘Around the world’ blogs, sharing people and culture and stories I’ve discovered along the way. What a cool career that would be.