Lay Me Down

(I typed this entry earlier this morning. I’m posting it after being net free all day. I didn’t get much done for being net free. Sigh.)
I had to go to the library during my “off” weekend to get books for the beach. Yes I have books at home I haven’t touched. And I am in the middle of reading two books but that makes no difference. I have to get books for this special occasion. I checked out 4 books. One on American slavery because everyone knows that is a great beach book topic. And the other 3 are on TRAVELING. Yes, my favorite type of books: travel guides. One isn’t a guide but it is better. It is about women traveling alone. (A Journey of One’s Own, Uncommon Advice for the Independent Woman Traveler) Ah, yes!

Of course I got the 2011 edition of Fodor’s Mexico and I also got a 2010 edition of the Caribbean. I don’t have much of a desire to go there before Mexico but I need options. What if there is a great deal on a Caribbean vacation say for March/April 2012? Yeah, you read that date right. I’m tired of always waiting so it will be Mexico or someplace next year. I feel like I have to get out of the country. But if I can’t, San Francisco or Austin will do. If it isn’t Mexico, it has to cost significantly less. I’m convinced that I can go to Mexico with $2000.

If I’m at my current job, I can only go for a week. So wherever I’m going in early Spring will be quick. I know most people wouldn’t want to even try to go to Mexico for 3-4 nights, but I’m up for it. I’m not trying to travel the entire country. I know exactly where I want to go. I’m picking a spot and visiting a few places there. It will be sort of like going to New York. I know people who go to New York City for one night and I think that’s nuts. 😉 I need an extra night there to recover and take it all in. Everybody’s different.

School is one of the issues I’m concerned about. Well concerned is the wrong word. I’d rather go to Mexico or even Ocean City, Maryland* before I take a bunch of classes….or even one class. I kind of want a break after this past Spring. School or Mexico? Hmmmmmmmm. I have to think about that one long and hard.

*Nothing against Ocean City. It’s just that I live near there so that is no Austin, TX or San Francisco. However, I haven’t been to Maryland in over a decade. (sad but true) I’ve been through there and very, very close several times while in DC.

Abilify update:

With Abilify I can feel my depression or my um, I don’t know what it is. It is this all-encompassing feeling of either: I don’t want to do anything or I don’t know what to do. There is also the people issue. I have to constantly remind myself certain things. One day I will blog about it.

I don’t know. Abilify is great if you have a hard time getting out of bed….if you sleep away your weekends…and weekday afternoons. It is great but other feelings come to surface. I’ll blog about that later too. As of right now, I can’t imagine my life without it. I had no energy. I was sleeping my life away.

Oh well, I’m going to try not to delve into my “beach books” too much. I leave on Tuesday and this is my first EVER 3 night/4 days vacation. It almost feels real. And hey, I am going to the 30th best beach in the whole world according to Trip Advisor. I think it is #4 or #5 in the United States. From everything I’ve heard about the other beaches it should be at least #2. I love this beach. I really do. I feel blessed to have found it.


Not feeling fearless. “Fearless” by Taylor Swift was the last song I listened to yesterday. I can’t get it out of my head. I found out she has a new album coming out soon. Take a break and live chica! Back in the day (lol), we had to wait 3 years for an album. The younger the artist/singer, the quicker they pop the music out. Has anyone noticed that recently 75% of my blog titles have been song titles? NO! ;0) I need to update my music blog.
Goals? What goals? Like I tweeted, I’ve been enjoying sports (college football and a little tennis) this weekend. I’ve also been reading Traveler’s Tool Kit: Mexico and Central America. I got it randomly from If you believe in the universe and timing you know I’m thinking, “This is a sign!!” LOL. I have decided that Mexico will be the first place out of the USA I will visit. I want to go there before I go to the west coast. I want to go to Mexico within the next 3 years but it can’t interfere with school and getting certified.

So far the book is interesting but this is definitely not the only book to read on Mexico. One reason I love it because they encourage you to travel alone. 🙂 Since I’m a newbie to the traveling thing, I want it to be as painless as possible. Another thing about this book is they don’t sugar coat it. Traveling out of the country for the first time on your own (without travel agents also) is hard and requires a lot of planning. I am only going to one city and stay there. I think Chihuahua City is where I want to focus on. Keep it simple. Yep, I want to go on the Copper Canyon train ride.

I am seriously thinking that Central America is where I want to live/retire ASAP. Maybe Belize or Costa Rica. Not sure yet.

Speaking of traveling I’m going to the beach in 2 weeks! I would never go to the beach during hurricane season but my mom doesn’t seem to care. This is her trip. I hope the weather is nice. I haven’t even given it much thought but I should. What am I going to wear? heh.
Back to reality. I’m supposed to be going places and uh, being amongst human beings. But isn’t work enough?? Who would want more after that? 😉 I dunno. I’m going to the post office to mail a book. I wanted to see the Pat Tillman story but it isn’t playing anywhere…not even at the indie theater. Weird. However, I could go see Get Low. It is a thriller. I love thrillers. I haven’t been to the movies in over a year. Hmm, start time is about a hour away so if I’m going, I should go.

Let’s go HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!