Where is your happy place?
I find that I can have all different kinds of happy places…
Where is your happy place?
I find that I can have all different kinds of happy places…
While walking on the beach you stumble on a valuable object buried in the sand — say, a piece of jewelry or an envelope full of cash. What do you do with it? Under what circumstances would you keep it?
Well firstly if it were cash, then naturally I’d keep it.
Have you ever taken a trip by yourself? Do you prefer to travel with people or alone?
I have taken trips by myself, but they’ve only ever been interstate, so I guess it doesn’t really count. Most of the time I’ve always stayed with relatives, or when I was in my last couple of years of high school, I’d travel to Sydney and stay at my uncle’s hotel – I guess that’s really only been the closest I’ve ever gotten to a trip by myself.
I’ve always travelled with others – primarily, Hulk. There’s something enjoyable about travelling with other people, even if it’s just your partner. Unfortunately, we’ve never actually taken a holiday together, but I do wish we could find a small chunk of time to get away together and actually have a proper HOLIDAY, rather than just travelling for work. I’m sick of travelling overseas for work. I want so badly to travel overseas for recreation. I want us to have a holiday somewhere… ANYWHERE!!
It can even be great travelling with a few people… but I think that it’s also very testing on your limits and your friendship. Being confined to small spaces with a few people 24/7 can (and has) pushed me to breaking point, and I’ve needed to just breakaway and have some solo-time, just to be by myself, and not have to deal with who wants to do what, and waiting for other people to get back to the hotel because there’s only one or two keys between 4 people. Nope. Sorry. Not doing that again.
I do often think about the possibility of travelling by myself somewhere. I don’t actually know where or when, but I know that I’d like to do so at some point in my life. All I know is that I’d most definitely prefer it to involve a tropical island somewhere… bring on the clear blue tropical water and sparkling white sand!!
Imagine that tomorrow, all of your duties and obligations evaporate for the day. You get the day all to yourself, to do anything you please. What types of fun activities would make your day?
Does that day also happen to be about 48hrs long, so I can actually fit in everything that I would like to be able to do on a ‘day off’? A day off really should be longer than all the other days, especially given my list below… or I’ll need to have two consecutive days off for pure indulgence.
Yes. I put this as #1, and all in caps because it’s the most important and my absolute FAVOURITE thing to do on a day off.
The day would start off with a wonderfully luscious sleep-in. One of those mornings where it’s a bit chilly, but the sun is warm, and beaming in through a bedroom window, and you wish it was possible for these already fluffy pillows and doona just to get that little bit fluffier and softer, so you could just disappear into them for a couple more hours of slumber-heaven.
The one thing that I absolutely love about travelling, is a free buffet breakfast. Oh, it’s HEAVEN!! Moreso when there’s no agenda. I think the best time I had with a buffet was, surprisingly, at an airport in the Virgin lounge. The airline had completely messed up my flight home, and told me to be at the airport at 8am for a re-scheduled flight at 9am, only to turn up and have them say that there’s been another change and I’m not on a plane until 2pm. I then demanded lounge access, which they gave me, and it was fantastic.
I got myself set up at a table, watched a Harry Potter movie with Hulk, and basically ate myself silly.
So. Much. Food!!
3. The Beach
What better way to enjoy a relaxing day, than heading off down to the beach for a bit of a swim, and a nap in the sun… then more swimming, and more napping, followed by more swimming and some more napping.
4. A Massage
Now, I’m not talking about a quick 30min neck and shoulder massage, I’m talking at least a 90min – 120min full body, deep-tissue oil massage. I’m the sort of person who puts their body through quite a lot, but then neglects it, and then I complain like a whiny little kid when I’m in pain from sore muscles. (SIDENOTE: Must get back onto my foam roller and look for my spiky-ball.)
What I love, is being able to have a long full-body massage just to really work out all the knots throughout my body, and put things back in some kind of alignment again. Granted, most of the time I find myself falling asleep – it’s quite embarrassing because I snore, but I find that I’m just in such a deep state of relaxation… I love it.
4a. Spa / Sauna / Steam
The other side to a treatment like this, is being able to have a spa / sauna / steam session either before, to help relax and loosen up the muscles, or after a long massage. It can be pretty awkward if it’s done afterwards, because I end up like a rag doll, and struggle to a) keep myself upright and b) conscious – too much time in a steam / sauna room, tends to make me really hot and sleepy… which then brings me to the brink of fainting / passing out. And let’s face it, that’s not necessarily a good thing.
5. A Nap.
This is probably THE BEST part of the whole day… being able to do everything listed above, and then come back to either lay on a sun-saturated bed (or couch) and curl up for a lovely arvo nap. But, one that’s at least 3 – 4hrs long. Anything less than that is a waste of time, and it just makes me feel even more tired than I was before.
Now that I feel quite refreshed and relaxed, it’s time for a gigantic cup of tea and about fifteen biscuits (or a block of chocolate) and then the PS3 goes on, and I fire up one of my games. At the moment I’m right into Lego Marvel Super Heroes, but at the same time, in the back of my head, I’m completely aware that I’m not giving any time to my other favourite game, Tomb Raider. This game is so good, and so addictive, I usually find myself sitting there, tears streaming down my cheeks because I can’t even bring myself to blink because I find it so engrossing.
Alternate 6. A Bath
By this stage, I’ve woken from my nap and had something to eat for dinner. Then I think one of my favourite things to do is run a bath and use something like a fancy bath bomb, or some relaxing bath salts, and then I’ll either get in (and feel myself slowly broiling from the inside out because the temperature is so hot) and I’ll already have my laptop set up to watch something. Sometimes it’s a couple of episodes of a TV series I’m watching, or it might even be a movie.
And then, when the water has gone cold, or the show / movie has finished, there’s only one thing left to do…
7. Go To Bed.
It’s been a long day of pampering, and self-indulgence, and you know what, it’s exhausting. So all I need to do now, is go to bed and sleep for about 10 – 12hours, so I can wake up all nice and relaxed and refreshed tomorrow – ready to take on the world!
Today is your lucky day. You get three wishes, granted to you by The Daily Post. What are your three wishes and why?
I’m going to assume the typical rule with wishes applies: no wishing for extra wishes…??
If that’s the case, then my three wishes are as follows:
1. The ability to time travel
So, this is something that I only recently posted about and then briefly mentioned again but it still is something that I would love to be able to do… not just for a complete do-over of my life, but so I could also go back to specific moments in history. Change people’s past mistakes, however, the difference being that it would also come with real-time technology to allow me to keep track of the immediate changes it makes in the future.
Ironically the first thing that springs to mind is that episode of The Simpsons, where Homer has a time-travelling toaster. He travels back to the dinosaur era, and everything he touches, adversely changes the outcome of present society. (I tried to find a gif or a youtube clip but had no such luck).
2. Never-ending cash
I would like to be able to go and buy stuff, and not have to worry about not having enough money in my account, or having a credit card that’s reached it’s limit. I’d just like to be able to go and buy stuff. If I want to jet off overseas on a whim… book a flight and a hotel and off I go. If I want to go on a trip with friends or family… I could just do so. What shall I do today? Maybe I’ll buy a house. Why? Because I just can!
3. Flexible Work Schedule
Generally speaking, we work 9 to 5, Monday to Friday. Everybody hates Mondays, and everybody loves Fridays. But sometimes we have days where we feel like this:
And this is why I would want a flexible work schedule. Granted, I’d work my wish into having a flexible work schedule at job that I absolutely love (see what I did there!?) but have the ability to just say ‘you know what, I’m done. I’m going to take a few days off’ and then, with my unlimited cash at my disposal, i’m off to the airport and BANG! 6-7hrs later I’m on a beach in Fiji drinking from a coconut and picking sand out of my butt crack.
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