Sometimes you’ll find gaps in my blogging schedule. And that’s because ‘the current zone’ I’ve sunk myself into hasn’t allowed me to surface yet.
Getting stuck in zones can eat me alive.
Anyway, because that whatever it was took so much time out of my life, I’ll write a blog post about it, but then leave it in draft mode.
But I generally don’t post those types of posts. Maybe it’s because I chicken out after I feel ‘sane’ again?
They aren’t bad posts, or even really embarrassing. They’re just kinda ramblings on stuff I have to work through.
So let’s see if I have the guts to post this one.
Guys, I live with an infliction and I drive me mad. I’m like this 100% walking Indecision Robot. You give me one choice of something, and my job is done. Hand me two? I’ll need to step away and think about it.
But then I have to return to it 100x over because now I’ve shopped some more and found more options to be indecisive about.
Step in… VRBO.
For the last 2 days (maybe 4…5? I’ve lost count), I’ve been saturated inside the world of trying to plan our summer. And now I know why I camped in the same spot for 15 years. Because it didn’t eat away days on end, planning where to park and enjoy. What’s to plan? Go and pay. Done!
Not with VRBO. Unless you have found the perfect getaway that you frequent each year of course.
I thought I was going to turn into this amazing, adventurous type. Strike new ground every chance I got! I think I even whispered stepping out of North America not long ago. Hilarious….
No. That is not happening at all. I can spend countless hours on places I DO know… and it’s over the top on places I don’t.
I’ve already tried. And ran out of time. 🙂
But I will give myself credit on one thing… once I’ve studied a location, I know more about it than the locals. Thank goodness something good comes out of this infliction.
So anyway, VRBO to me is like a high stakes gambling game. You deem a price range and start shopping. But there’s always something wrong. No 2nd bedroom, not close enough to the beach, where’s the kitchen? (there isn’t one!), etc. So you know what happens next, right?
You sloooowwwwlllyyyyy keep upgrading in an effort to land the perfect balance of having it all.
And suddenly, you’re tapping into a price zone that is screeching “WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?”
Because know what? Those places aren’t all that perfect either.
Is it too much to ask for a glamping styled hut on a white sandy beach that’s deserted and bug free and has two bedrooms, but is super close to a Starbucks and fun things for my kiddo to do to the point of me barely hearing a peep out of him while I sit in my hammock and sip my kona coffee all day long with best sellers beside me?
And high speed wifi. Because I have to Instagram my hut.
So by Wednesday evening, I had my fill. I turned off
my gambling habit VRBO, and stared at the screen., willing it to just get out of ‘my zone’ and leave me alone.
And then PING.
Message. My sister summoned a good local friend about her condo in the area I wished to frequent.
And it was avail.
And it was so reasonable compared to the Trump tower vortex I was stuck in, that I could stay LONGER.
I think I nearly sobbed.
I love it when others help me make up my mind.
We hook up tomorrow.
Here’s the thing. I could afford some of those high end places if our stays were short. But I love long holidays… long to the point where you are left with nothing to do, so you stay on the beach the last few days so there’s actual rest involved.
So until Trump hires me to rust up his towers, I’ll have to tame my VRBO thrill of the hunt just a tad. I’m glad it’s there. It’s valuable. But I just have to learn how to use it so it doesn’t eat my life away.
And maybe go for advice to a travel agent if venturing somewhere brand new. Because they already know the score.
And if nothing else came out of this post except for that last sentence, this post has been worth it!
So with that in mind, I shall go dig up a few pictures from VRBO to sprinkle through this rambling novel, and see if I even bother posting it.
I see. Well, I think I broke up with you first, so there’s that… 🙂
Are you just as indecisive for vacation planning? What system works best for you?