Having travel plans can be great, as it gives you something to look forward to for the future. Alex and I discussed this same idea recently, how it’s been awhile since we’ve traveled to one place and we ought to focus more on future events, saving up our money, and spending on big trips together. Weekend outings, whether to big cities or just into New York or Stamford, would be totally more common than they currently are. Even though I live in Stamford now, I feel acquainted with the city but not necessarily super familiar with its intricacies. It’s not the same as I felt living in Northford, where I knew every street and could tell you who lived in certain houses just based on the last name on their mailboxes. It’s a different feeling entirely, but not necessarily a bad one, just a different one.
Travel plans, though, spice things up. They add to the excitement of daily life. For example, Alex and I are planning on visiting my friend Greg in DC in February perhaps. We’re thinking about taking Presidents’ Day weekend to explore the city, explore another big convention, and meet up with an old friend. It would be really wonderful to experience all that together, and to have that to look forward to for the future. Instead of waiting for travel plans to kind of fall into our lap, like we may have done in the past, this time we’re being more proactive, taking full initiative over the situation and making the plans ourselves. It feels much better than it did before, and I think it will do wonders for our general happiness.
As you might know, I love traveling and could picture myself never staying in one place for long. All of this is right up my alley.