Before an awesome and much needed weekend, I must admit that I maybe had a couple of mini-meltdowns last week. I don’t do well with stress and in between school payments, vacation-planning and adjusting to a new part-time job, I was convinced that I was going to maybe explode. I didn’t. I tend to freak out and then other cool people in my life calm me down. When I breathe again, I realize… Hey. Everything turned out just fine. Great, even. That’s the beauty of plans going awry. Sometimes the rearrangements work out even better than what was scheduled in the first place.
For example. Husband and I had originally planned on taking a big vacation in October, for our two year wedding anniversary. (WHERE have these two years gone, I want to know?) We talked it over and decided to wait until Robby has paid vacation in January, but to take a little mini-vacation in October as well. The original mini-vacation plan was to go somewhere in Texas, but then I got a bit sneaky and decided to search some out-of-state but close by places too. I found a beautiful and great-priced bed and breakfast in Little Rock, Arkansas; Only an 8 hour drive from Austin. Being the slightly spoiled and very convincing girl that I am, I pretty easily persuaded hubby into seeing that this was the better choice.
Here’s a few reasons why this ended up working out a kabazillion times better than our first plan:
- 1. We get to go on TWO vacations in less than three months time.
- 2. This will be my first one, but I’ve been enamored with bed and breakfast lodgings for quite a while. They just seem so quaint and lovely and cozy and personal. And uh, let’s not forget the free and delicious and huge breakfasts served in the morning. Our B&B was rated “Inn of the month” on Bedandbreakfast.com and is conveniently placed in downtown Little Rock. Did I mention it’s gorgeous? Lookit!:
- 3. I’ve never been to Arkansas; In my attempt to cover all 50 states, I’m giddy to add another new one to my list. At the rate I’ve been going lately, I might be able to reach all 50 before I’m 30! Hmm. That’s a fun goal to ponder on.
- 4. So much discovering and exploring I get to do! And so soon!