Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Countdowns

*Three days until I am on a plane to Tulum, Mexico. Arriba! Arriba!

*One day until I will be free from work. Eleven days away! It's a Christmas miracle.

*Eleven days until January and 2006. I have a feeling it's going to be a great month and even better year. It might even be kinda awesome!

I've been thinking, during my sleepless nights (oh yeah, I have insomnia), a lot about this past year. The choices I made. The paths I took- some less traveled, some well-worn. Patterns. Habits. Who I am. Was. Want to be. My upcoming trip is not only going to be rejuvenating (fingers crossed) and heart-warming (time with my fabulous family) but also contemplative. Away from the computer (it rules my life, I swear to baby Jesus), the cell phone, responsibilities (work and personal), and the confines of a beautiful town that I am, day by day, out-growing. I hope that relinquishing all those holds on me will allow my thoughts and feelings to shift into a new way of seeing.

I don't like New Year's for the parties. Actually, I hate them for that. The pressure to have someone to kiss at midnight. It's a single person's nightmare really. Well, unless you enjoy getting sloppy drunk and kissing the most drunk/available/closest in proximity person. The last time I did that. . . um, yeah, let's just say that turned out to be a six month "relationship" that almost resulted in a restraining order. I do, however, like New Year's for the opportunity it provides to do some serious self-reflection. The chance to create a personal wish list. What do I hope to do with 2006? Spiritually, intellectually, emotionally?

Nothing like being surrounded by sandy beaches, blue skies with the sound of waves crashing, laying in a hammock with all the time in the world to contemplate.

21 comments:

whoorl said...

Have an amazing time in Mexico...I'll miss you while you're gone!

Her Daddy's Eyes said...

If anyone deserves to be relaxing, it's YOU! For your next trip, might I suggest sunny south Florida. We too have sandy beaches, blue skies, crashing waves, and hammocks...oh, and blue eyed tour guides...hehehe

~Eyes

Paul said...

Wow! Mexico!

Be sure to take pictures and eat the worm.

gorillabuns said...

have a wonderful relaxing time. don't forget about us!

Jenster said...

Wow! The resort looks beautiful! I'm jealous! But I am curious, your Christmas package includes "national beverages". What the heck are "national beverages"??

Enjoy yourself, and unwind! You deserve it!

Moonchild said...

I had to giggle at your baby jesus reference. On THE OFFICE, Michael also made a reference to him by saying "Happy Birthday Baby Jesus" in a very mock like tone. Have fun on your trip. Keep in touch. And happy new year too. Hugs, Inky

Kilt Trip said...

Wow, another insomniac. I hate to tell you, but Mexico just made it worse for me, because I was so busy seeing everything that I didn't even want to blink.
I personally hate the new years parties too. I'm the guy in your position most of the time, and I find that the best way out of it is to just kiss the lips of the nearest bottle of beer on hand.

Cheers, and enjoy your vacation!

alissa said...

You're going to be so happy and healthy! Take photos of your glowing self so we can all be jealous when you return!

circe said...

Have a rejuvinating, deliciously wonderful time, Ms. Siz. I also plan on a reflective blog about the New Year and I think your post said it beautifully.

hugs,
circe

kathryn said...

Girl!!!! It's all about lounging in the sun, reading a good book, drinking lots of margaritas and not wearing a watch!

Enjoy!

circe said...

Ms Siz, I couldn't have said it better myself. I plan to do a reflective New Year post next week and talk about the reasons I love fresh beginnings.

Have a wonderful vacation and come back raring to go with a song in your heart.

hugs,
circe
:)

Mrs. Ca said...

Have a wonderful time, and soak up some rays for me. Lord knows I'm not getting any here in Michigan - land of the snow and cold and wind and all that crap.

erin said...

Enjoy the sun & warmth!

I was just thinking about how excited I am for the New Year; it always presents the opportunity for starting anew. The Eve, however, leaves much to be desired.

Amanda said...

How big are your suitcases...hmmm..(can I fit?) Have a wonderful time! I'm sure you will have many lovely stories to share when you return!

Kerry said...

I'm so jealous!!! Have a good time and bring back lots of stories about the hot men you meet ;)

goldmoon said...

It's going to be an amazing 2006!! And what a great way for you to end your 2005!

Melissa said...

Go, soak up all that lovely vitamin D your SPF 800 will allow, have fruity drinks that are served with little umbrellas (to keep the ice from melting you know) and then come back and tell me how *ahem* Ms. Sizzle got her groove back.

Mikey said...

A big cheer for you. BTW Can I come too?

Mikey said...

A big cheer for you. BTW Can I come too

Nihilistic said...

I'm hiding in your suitcase!!!

Nihilistic said...

I'm hiding in your suitcase!