Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Breaking My Christmas Traditions! Gahhh

For the past few years being in college and living on my own, I have been broke as hell.  Vacation was not in my vocabulary.  But if you know me, you know that I love to travel.  Traveling just makes me the happiest.  I majored in Travel and Tourism for 2 years and for some reason I changed my mind and looking back I wish I had just stuck with it.  During that time though I knew the Industry was in low demand because of the economy.  Maybe that had something to do with it.  Who knows.  I blame it on being young, dumb, and for thinking I knew everything. 

Anyways, It has been a few years since I have been on a real vacation.  But that’s all about to change because the bf and I will be leaving tomorrow to spend Christmas in St. Thomas.  Hell to the ya!  I’m actually dancing in my office right now because I’m so flipping excited.  Yup, that just happened.  I might have had a few weird looks but everyone in my office knows that I’m weird so they just go with it. 

Snapshots from my last vacation in the Caribbean with by sister Erin. 2011.

Actually, this will be my first Caribbean stay beach vacation.  Yes I’ve been to the Caribbean before but only on a cruise and you only get a limited amount of time at each destination.  Philly’s sister happens to live in St. Thomas, I know lucky fucking chick and her and her bf run a charter boat for a living.  Great gig right?  I’m not sure why I haven’t jumped on that band wagon.  The bf’s family drove by boat from the Gulf to St. Thomas so we could all be together for the holiday!  Pretty awesome. 

I really enjoy Philly’s family, they are just great people.  I’m so looking forward to spending time with them.  I’m so grateful to be able to be a part of this vacation with them.  I plan to eat a lot of seafood, learn to paddle board, swim in the ocean, drink a lot of adult beverages, relax, and best of all spend some quality time with the bf.  Hopefully I will have some fun stories to bring back with me.
With the bf's family at the Colts Game!

I will miss my family for sure, as this is my first Christmas away from home.  I am all about the Christmas Traditions.  My Christmas Traditions:  The Christmas Eve party that my mom’s host, getting new pj’s to wear on Christmas eve, making a ginger bread house with by mom, baking, opening stockings before anything else, putting the star on the tree, homemade Irish Baileys, and leaving Santa cookies and baileys, yes I still leave food out for Santa.  Don’t Judge.    So as you can see, it will be hard to be away from home.  To be fair we spent last year with my family in NY.  But part of growing up is that you also have a new family to share holidays with.  I’m learning to be okay with it and to start traditions of my own.  

Pictures from Christmas 2012 in New York!
First Christmas with Philly <3

Is anyone else traveling this Holiday?

I may or may night have some friends taking over my blog for me while I am soaking up the sun.  Or I may even try to get some blog time in on the beach, no promises though!  
If not I'll be back before the New Year!
Enjoy your holiday.  Merry Christmas. Peace & Love. 

Follow me on TwitterFacebookInstagramPinterest, and Bloglovin!

1 comment:

  1. I am BEYOND jealous that you are spending your Christmas in St. Thomas!!!

    And hold the freaking phone - are you and Erin really sisters?