Things That Make Me Happy: #60 and #61
#60: Going on vacation
Next week, I am going on vacation. Real vacation – not one of those weekend getaways I sometimes take just to get out of dodge and off this crazy little island. I will be in Oregon, partially to plan my wedding and partially to just hang out and enjoy the Fourth of July, for six days and I cannot wait. But more than anything, I love vacations where I am going somewhere new. England was by far the best vacation I ever decided to go on. I don’t feel like I’ve really taken solid vacations since graduating from college, though. Most of my time off is spent going to Oregon to see my parents, which I definitely consider a vacation (considering they do all the cooking), but it’s not the same as going to Europe or some other far off land. I did go to Orlando for the Children with Diabetes conference in 2008, which was fun. But most of my traveling has been on the weekends, and with ten vacation days a year, I really don’t have the flexibility to go on a vacation somewhere new because I am visiting my parents whenever I can. I am looking forward to my super-sized vacation next summer: my honeymoon! We don’t have any solid plans yet (it’s a little early), but we’re contemplating Scandinavia. Erik is part Norwegian and I’m part Swedish, so we thought that would be fun. And in July, Scandinavia will be much cooler than many other parts of the world, yet still nice. Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
How the heck have I not written about meet ups before? Sheesh! This should have at least one of the first ten or so things I came up with. As you can see from yesterday’s post, I luurve meet-ups. All kinds, diabetes and otherwise (seriously, if you’re in NYC, hit me up!). I have been planning and attending meet-ups for about three years now, and I attend them quite frequently. It’s always great when you get a bunch of people together who don’t always get to see each other very often. I have always wanted to go to a twentysomething blogger meet-up, but sadly I wasn’t able to make it to Vegas in May. Last summer though, I went to a dinner with some twentysomething bloggers, including some of my fave like Doni, Ashley and Lacey, which was super fun. Maybe I should spread my wings and become a twentysomething meet-up organizer too?
Next week, I’ll be attending the Roche Diabetes Social Media Summit which is under the guise of Official Diabetes Business, but in reality it is just my excuse to see some of my favoritest people in the world. I feel so bad that we can’t invite the entire diabetes community to Roche, but somehow I don’t think the fire department would give us permission to have a bazillion people in one room.
(I’m in the 3rd row back, towards the right, wearing a purple shirt)