The Thing About Vacations

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Vacations, man. They mess with my head.

I get so excited to go on them. And then I'm so excited right when I get there. But then about half way through I already start worrying about going home and worrying that I'm not making the most of it. And worrying about anything on vacation is not in fact "making the most of it," in my opinion.

Granted this was a super short trip to Cabo, but it felt like one minute I was walking into the resort getting into my swimsuit as fast as possible, and the next minute I was already back at the airport on a plane to Chicago. So the vacation was obviously super quick, yet when I got home it felt like I'd been gone for two weeks with everything I had to catch up on.

Like I said, vacations screw with my head. But that doesn't mean I don't love going on them.

And now let's recap more Cabo photos than you probably want to see.

Day 1: Fresh off the plane and ready to get my Mexico on.

Views like this make me wonder why I live in Chicago. I need to get near the coast asap.

Pina coladas on the beach. I should also note here that by the end of the trip between my mom, sister, and myself we had collectively purchased at least 10 new straw hats from the vendors selling them on the beach. Why? We have no idea.

My family is a good time.

I've pretty much just accepted the fact that I'll never be as fun as my parents.  

Speaking of fun, I finally tried paddle boarding for the first time. And I loved it! I would do it every day if I could. It counts as a workout, right?

My summer 2015 goal is to get Harlow on a paddle board with me.

And another Cabo sunset photo. It's a good thing I don't live in a place where I can regularly see the sun set, because if I did my Instagram would just be one constant cliche stream of them.

Last day. Looking a little haggard.

Spoiler alert, it's not coffee in my cup. It's Pepto-Bismol. Per the usual, my diet for the last two days of vacation consisted of Pepto, Tums, and Imodium. Gotta love those Mexican stomach "aches."

And one more sunset photo because why not?

Thanks for another great trip, Cabo. See you in November.

Now to tackle Monday... And the last week of January. Spring is getting closer, one chilly Chicago day at a time.

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  1. The post vacation depression is the worst. Looks like yall had a great time!

  2. You and your family look so stylish! This trip looked amazing (aside from the Mexican stomach ache)!!

  3. I'm lowkey obsessed with your suits!

  4. Gorgeous photos! It is so hard to not think about going back home while you are still on vacation haha :P

  5. Looks like such a fun time! I can't wait for a vacation!

  6. I get like that too on vacations, it's such an annoying feeling to have. It certainly looks like you ended up making the most of it.

  7. I know exactly how you feel! If we go for a week, I'm always good until about day 4 and then I freak out and vow to get up at sunrise the next morning to make the most of every last bit of sunshine. Cabo looks beautiful! I would love to try paddle boarding. There's this yoga class that they do on stand-up paddle boards that I want to try, but I'm thinking baby steps first.

  8. I am the same way on vacations... I am so excited for the whole first day but even by the second day I start worrying about and dreading going home. I really hope we get to go on a vacation this year

  9. Also, I haaaate wanting to / accidentally taking a nap on vacation. You're like, shit shit shit shit I'm supposed to be out and about and having fun and on the beach and looking at the sights and I'm such a failure for spending time in this room I had to shell out so much money for!

  10. Mexico is one of those vacations that you need a vacation after your vacation. No shame.

  11. still jealous of your trip. even with the stomach problems. your family is so great, seriously. such a cute group of people.

  12. Your vacation anxiety describes me to a T. Two days in and I'm worried about going home and missing something. The locals called the stomach problems "Montezuma's Revenge" when we went, but "Mexican Stomach Ache" sounds less scary. Cabo is so fun though. Glad you got to make a quickie trip!

  13. This looks like such an amazing trip, so sorry you got sick!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  14. Looks like it was a good time!

    Yet, I enjoy the sunsets over Lake Michigan, even though it's technically facing the wrong direction. Sunrises are also my thing.