Spring breaks are most certainly appreciated greater as an adult. It’s a fact.


This past week we traveled down to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, did absolutely NOTHING and it was AMAZING.  Well, maybe not “nothing” but we laid around a lot, ate well, played tennis, walked on the beach and played a lot of cards. Oh! And funny thing, my laptop charger sparked and fried and I had a dead laptop for the entire week.  At first I was ticked and then I was like “HELLO FREEDOM”!  It does feel pretty nice to have no excuse but to unplug and focus on being in the moment.

Ft Myers Beach

I posted on Twitter about this the other day, but think it warrants some greater attention here as well : Whether you are single, married, have 5 children…You need to budget for vacations and traveling.  BRS and I have had many a conversation about how we wish we had more time and money to travel.  Something I am starting to realize though is that it’s not that we don’t have the time or money, it’s that we don’t always plan or save appropriately for it.  When you set vacation funding as a goal you are treating yourself with something that will last much longer than a Starbucks latte or new blouse.  Travel is so good for the soul.  It gets you away from the mundane and challenges you to try new experiences OR it can present itself as an opportunity for much needed rest and relaxation.



Do you enjoy travel or even just time relaxing at home?  Do you wish you had more time, money, motivation to do so or have you been good about incorporating it into your lifestyle? I’m curious!

Also, for those of you who were previous visitors at madireid.com…I’m glad that you found me here!  The site will now redirect to this new domain.  I owe a big thank you to many of you for your kind words and encouraging emails related to this rebrand.  You have been such a light!



Comments (1)

  1. Julie Blanner: March 25, 2014

    I need a vacation & that navy floral top!

Post A Comment