Getting down to the wire

I had a dream a few weeks ago that I had last minute invited my parents to join me on my upcoming trip to Greece. It did not go well. In the dream we were six days into the trip when I shouted at them, "I regret ever inviting you! This was supposed to be my trip so that I could discover me!" There was nothing to be done about it really because logistically, what would they do? Fly home early? Nay. I was mostly upset because they were taking over the itinerary and had managed to leave behind a beautiful Greek man/god with whom I had become romantic.

Luckily I woke up.

The trip is still on and I leave in nine short days. My parents are not coming. And fingers crossed that I find that Greek god.

It's happening

A few years back (let's be honest, it was eight years ago), I decided to take a solo trip to Greece. That didn't happen. It turned into a different adventure, as did my life. And it's be haunting me ever since. A lot has happened to me in the last eight years. And at the same time, it feels like not much has happened.

Excuse the awkward passport photo, but revel in the power.

Excuse the awkward passport photo, but revel in the power.

So a couple months ago I finally pulled the trigger and bought the ticket. I'm going. (May 25th, baby!)  I'm going alone and I couldn't be more excited. I've never traveled solo - aside from a few road trips. But this will be my first solo vacation and my first solo trip out of the country.

I'm making my father proud by having an overall itinerary in place, but keeping my own spirit afloat by not planning the day to day activities until I'm there. I'm looking forward to the freedom. If I wake up and feel lazy, maybe I'll go back to sleep for another hour or two. If I want to go exploring with no destination in mind, so be it!

I've spent most of my life focusing on other people. I've been neglecting myself and pushing my own needs to the background. In the past year I've transitioned into living alone again, I started a greeting card company and I feel like I'm finally getting acquainted with who Sara is and what she needs out of life. So while not sounding too grandiose, but just grandiose enough, this trip is a big symbolic step in my life that I'm finally focusing on me.