So it’s somehow worked out that my mom is coming with me to Scotland.
And by somehow worked out, I mean I invited her.
I’m a little torn between two feelings: I’m upset because I wanted to go off and prove to myself that I can handle something like this on my own, and be a proper adult. And then, I thought, “My mom and I haven’t gone on a vacation in such a long time. What if she really does want to go, and that by saying she can’t, I’m making her feel bad by not wanting to spend time with her?”
So my emotions got the best of me and I invited her along.
I think I’ll be okay.
I’ll be honest, the first legit reason was because I didn’t think I’d have enough money to go, so inviting someone else along would help split the costs…but then I thought about how she might really want to come along.
SO. My mom’s coming with me next year. And since she’s got to work during the summer, and I need to find a job for the summer, the trip will have to be cut down from 11 days to about 7-8. I’d much rather stay longer, but I just have to remember that this isn’t the last time I’ll ever get to go to Scotland. And that I can always go back. And my mom and I will have fun.
There’s my update for you. It was actually decided a while ago, but I just didn’t feel like posting it here until now. So there you have it.
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”Albert Einstein (via tightandtoned)
You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.
This scares me. I’m terrified of those sorts of cages, but…I never realized I put myself in one.
That’s going to change.
Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland (Neolithic village)
I want to go here so badly. Somebody take me please?
Possibly on my list of places to visit while in Orkney!
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”Mark Twain (via howsweettobeacloud)
Islands of Scotland: The Orkney Islands, 3/3