I so need a f&*%ing holiday!!
I’ve so missed travelling the past couple years. The feeling of excitement when you arrive at the airport and check in. The anxiousness to arrive at your destination as the plane takes off. The annoyance of the passenger beside you snoring into your shoulder.
(seriously?? it’s only an hour’s flight!!)
And of course the dread as you realise your holiday is over as you head back to the airport. And that within 24 hours you’ll be back at work, chained to your desk until the next time you can get away.
The past couple of years hasn’t allowed much opportunity for me to go travelling around Europe at all. I love nothing better than to explore a new country/city, soak in the culture, admire the architecture, and just get away from the daily grind of life in London.
The last actual holiday (read: going to another country) I had was when I spent NYE with my friend in Luxembourg back in December 2012.. almost 2 years ago!! That just seems so long ago!
The only ‘trip’ I’ve done in the past couple years was an extended weekend with my Scottish best mate back in June when we went to Brighton for the weekend for the bear weekend. Yeah it was an amazing weekend and was good to get away from London, but it’s not the same as flying away to some new and interesting city (preferably along the Mediterranean, with a kickass beach lol).
Of course the main reason for the lack of travelling or holidays has been money. I was unemployed for the better part of a year, and then took jobs at companies (including my current one) that were paying a lot less than I was used to before I was unemployed.
I’m not moaning about it.. much. I know the situation didn’t exactly allow me the funds or opportunity to go gallivanting around Europe like I might have liked. Sometimes life makes you prioritise what’s truly important, and sometimes that’s just keeping your head above water on a daily basis.
I suppose I’ve started thinking about it lately because I’m seeing all sorts of people going away on holidays as the summer comes to a close. Squeezing in that last bit of fun in the sun while they can, before the usual grey Autumn and Winter sneaks in over the next couple months.
Many guys I know have all travelled to Sitges this weekend for their annual bear week. A week in the sun and sand, with tons of hot bears, cubs, chasers, and all sorts around. And spending the days relaxing on the nude beach.
*Sigh* Maybe next year.
My Scottish mate was supposed to come down this month so we could do another weekend in Brighton before the weather got too cold, but his work has gotten crazy busy and can’t get any time off. He’s said he probably won’t be able to make it back down here until just before Christmas time now.
(though we have talked about me going up there for the BearScots event in October.. but we’ll see)
I do know that I probably won’t be able to take any time off between Christmas and New Years as our office remains open, and it’s apparently quite busy. Which is fine, since I don’t really do much for Christmas and can’t afford to travel back to Canada for the holidays to see my family.
So this leaves me thinking of maybe planning some extended weekend away, probably by myself, somewhere warm and sunny. Sure, I still can’t really afford it but I think it might do me some good, especially if I can find something relatively cheap but nice.
As much as I’d love to have someone to go on holiday with me, I don’t mind travelling by myself. At least that way I can do what I want, when I want to, and not have to worry about the other person. It allows me to wander around a city with no agenda or any pressing need to get somewhere in particular.
Anyway, we’ll see how it goes. Maybe I’ll just take a few days off and spend them at home sleeping. LOL