I'm officially in countdown mode. In just a few more days, I will be on V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N...for almost two -- TWO -- glorious weeks.
We'll be visiting family in Chicago for most of the time and then we'll hit a local amusement park and maybe a movie or two once we're back home. I always try to build in some "vacation from the vacation" time whenever we go away on a trip. That's because the days leading up to the vacation are some of the most stressful, right? Then when you're on your trip, if you're like me, you have an informal itinerary to make sure you do everything you came there to do. It's fun, but it's nonstop fun.
Or maybe that's just because I have kids? I'm always on the search for new experiences and new memories for them. Plus, I'd probably tear my hair out if any of them ever said they were BORED on a vacation!
Maybe one day, I'll take a real honest-to-goodness relaxing vacation. You know, the kind where you don't have to wear a watch because time stands still and the only thing you have to worry about is when you're getting your next cocktail.
Anyway, I'm especially looking forward to this year's vacation because I think I've earned it! The day job has been extra busy and I finally finished my full-length manuscript. Content edits are just about done and I'm planning to send it off to my copywriter friend for one last review. Hopefully, if all works out, when I return from my trip, my book will be perfect and ready for submission!
Yep, I've definitely been working like a crazy woman. So time away from the office and our hectic every day schedules, will be greatly appreciated.
Also, when I get back, I'll have a new feature starting on the blog. I'm very excited about it and can't wait to unveil it. So check back in a few weeks!
Until then, have some fun in the sun. I know I will.