Go Right

Happy Thursday everyone!

Disclaimer: I'm about to talk about my first world problems. Don't worry, I know it's superficial and silly but hey, you can't help how you feel, can you?

So I'm leaving for Disneyland tonight and while I'm so happy we get to go, EVERY TIME we're packing to go somewhere, I become an anxious wreck. Suddenly I feel so overwhelmed with the prospect of packing things and leaving things behind and I start worrying about getting my crafting/baking/miscellaneous projects done before we go. For instance, last night on top of packing for the trip and wrapping presents for Christmas (we come back the day before Christmas Eve), I decide I had to make some nutella cookie cups for my co-workers for Christmas. So it's 9:00 pm, I'm pulling out the eggs and simultaneously packing for the trip in my mind. Then by 11:00 pm when I'm crawling into bed, I'm feeling anxious about being unprepared. I saw this quote on Pinterest this morning and it really resonated with me.

Source: minna may. Here is her blog: blog

This needs to be my LIFE mantra.

I find that the older I get, the harder it is to just "enjoy the journey". Instead I'm worried about the journey, making sure I have enough sweaters for the journey or whether I've prepared enough food for the journey. HOW in the world can I let go of all the stress that I carry with me? Why do I keep taking on projects when I have enough on my plate?

I apologize that I'm being such a Debbie Downer about being fortunate enough to go on all these wonderful trips but it's just the honest truth. My blog is about so many fun things I get to see/do/eat but every once in awhile, I think it's important for my blog to reflect my down time too.

How do you de-stress before a big trip? What do you do when you're feeling overwhelmed?

So the nice thing is I'll be at Disneyland tomorrow and I KNOW all this stress will melt away very soon. I'm very excited to be there, I just can't wait to be there already! Follow me on instagram for some vacation pics!

Have a great Thursday loves!

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18 thoughts on “Go Right

  1. Are you in my head? Well, obvi since we're soulmates. But this is how I feel all the time. I was just putting together a post and was trying to articulate my problem and this quote does it perfectly. Can I steal it?

    I promise to live this mantra if you do! Mantra sponsors?? We can keep each other from falling off the wagon. I am sooo blogging about this. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. Nothing I am really ever able to do. I just read a book and try to sleep. In your case I suggest you to wear one of those Keep Calm hipster shirts, but yours would be Keep Calm and Eat Nutella.

    Have fun in Disneyland!

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  3. Eva

    Oh my goodness love, I've been on the same boat as you.. I'm not traveling, but I feel like my whole world and life is happening all at once!

    For one, Christmas is around the corner and I still need to finish my last minute shopping (taking my lunch hour to wrap that up). THEN, Kurt's family's Christmas party is Saturday afternoon (5-ish), BUT Saturday is the day I move into my new house (with the family) and moving trucks are coming at 2p. I haven't packed anything because (why?) I am still working until Friday, and have been exhausted because of the winter chill lately, AND I am not ready to leave the house I grew up in.

    Not only this, I'll probably be spending my Christmas in boxes, and spending Christmas to New Years unpacking and getting settled in. What else? I fly out to Europe on the 4th of January!! Bleh!

    Sorry this is such a long comment, I just needed to write myself a "mini-blog" and vent a little... You're totally right about "first world problems" love! I've got a huge bagful of them!

    Love you,
    E

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  4. Hey girl! Very good advice :) I think I'm one of those people that chooses not to put enough on her plate - aka, selfish. I wish I cared to bake my co-workers goodies and be thoughtful and sweet, but if I'm not feeling it, I just don't, and I don't worry about it either. I actually wish I was more like you in that way, but I know I would feel overwhelmed and stressed. I prefer to get my favorite people in the office a cup of Starbucks around the holidays as a "thanks for being my work buddy." Everyone else is just a moocher, in my opinion. hahaha. Do you think I'm a jerk yet? Have I exposed my Scrooge-y ways? Anyway... I'm done rambling. I hope you have fun in Disneyland - sounds like a great way to spend the holidays! Say hi to Minnie for me :)

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  5. A quote that wrote on my white board that was blurted out by the infamous Pillow: "Life is not a Destination; It is a Journey." I'm pretty sure he stole from somewhere. I'm like you. I'm a major planner while Rob is the spontaneous one. Thanks to him, I'm able to relax more and not to stress out on the little things.

    Gotta love the Robs haha... Don't sweat the small stuff, gurlfrand!

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  6. I'm one of those weirdos who packs waaaay in advance. I have a packing system and I always unpack/repack a couple times before we leave. I've also realized I've moved 5 times in the last 8 years! The biggest thing is that, if you forgot what you originally wanted to bring, its definitely not the end of the world. Food can always be bought if need to be ya know? Unless say you forgot your left shoe.. then that's a problem haha

    It's so sweet of you to bake for your co-workers. I'm like that too with Nate's work but he gets all embarassed if he brings in cupcakes and things.

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  7. I was in Anaheim right next to Disneyland for work a few weeks ago and figure this - there are a ton of restaurants and shops right in the perimeter of the Disneyland area, so if you forget something, no biggie, you can always find a replacement nearby.

    Enjoy your Disney holiday!

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  8. I'm the same way when it comes to preparing for a trip. I went on a 2 day trip to Sedona and I kid you not, girl I had a suitcase, duffel bag, bag for shoes and a bag for bathroom stuff. My bf thinks I'm crazy. His traveling philosophy that I really need to get on board with is to not stress about forgetting to pack stuff. There's nothing I'll need that we can't buy when we get there!

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  9. I know how you feel. I seem to always stress myself out and put too much on my plate. I never seem to enjoy the journey like I should.

    Have a blast at Disneyland!

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  10. Quite too often I've had to remind myself of this. I am the definition of a worrier. And I can't help it because I got it honestly from my mom. Tomorrow, we're headed to Texas and I took a break from the packing. I've gone on several trips.. my kids and have have gone long distances in a car, and I'm acting like I don't know WHAT to pack. I know I'm going to be up all night, but the drive to our destination will soothe me.

    Have a great time! I'll be sure to check in with your instagram. (:

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  11. I think since you travel a lot you should have a bag with the basics that you ALWAYS take with you like toiletries and have it always packed. It might make packing less stressful.

    I clean before a trip. I like coming home to a clean apartment. I also make a list of all the things I need and check them off as I pack to make sure I have everything.

    Have a great time at Disneyland!

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