I still feel great.
Apart from my usual browsing the school websites each morning to see if any new openings are available - I really haven't given much thought to finding a job for the past few days.
I've found a new me. No, that's not right. I've found the old me. The me that's happy, calm, cheerful. That's who I am - always have been...for the most part. It feels good.
Now that I'm back to my old self - I want to try some new things. It's summer break - which means I'm free to do whatever I want..cost dependant.
For some reason, I've really wanted to go camping the past few weeks. Maybe it's because it was brought up in a discussion with some girl friends. I've never been camping. Well, that's not completely true. I went camping - once - when I was in high school. I slept in the car, because I was too freaked out to sleep in a tent....Bugs!! Ewww!!
Now, I'm past that. I want to experience the outdoors in a tent. Wake up next to a lake or river. Cook on an open fire. Sit around a camp fire and talk, share stories, eat S'mores. I want to hike, and fish, and do outdoorsy stuff like that.
I love going on vacation. Don't get to very often - haven't had a vacation in a couple of years, now. Money is always a problem. Only having one income coming in kind of puts a damper on being able to travel.... but camping? The costs involved are minimal - and it's still a vacation.
I want to do it alone, first. Not because I don't want my kids to experience the "great outdoors" - but because I feel it's important for me to know a head of time what I should expect. Going to a hotel in a new city is no problem. Going to a camp site in the middle of nowhere? Yeah, a little more daunting...especially for me...so I want to have tried it first before dragging my kids along.
When I say alone - I don't mean alone, alone. I mean with some friends. Yes, I know that a bunch of 20-something people camping will be TOTALLY different to a family going camping... but it's a way for me to experience it, first.
Now, I just need a tent, a place to go, and people to go with me - and I'll be set!!