Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In need of an adventure

by Meghann on November 25, 2014

Our bags are packed and we’re ready to fly!


I still can’t believe we’re heading to Switzerland TONIGHT. When Ashley and Bo moved there a couple of years ago it seemed like such a pipe dream to visit them. Ashley would ask us to visit and we officially became that couple who were always full of excuses. First it was the new job, then it was training for IRONMAN Florida, then it was buying the new house, and then we discovered we were expecting. When our pregnancy ended in August, I felt hopeless, lost, and in desperate need of an escape. Once again Ashley was there, acting as my shoulder to cry on and telling me we needed to visit. It was just what I needed to hear in that moment. We were out of excuses; life is far too short for excuses. A week later we booked our flights and started planning our desperately needed escape.

I pretty much dove right back into work after the pregnancy ended. I immediately traveled/worked two events, put in long hours prepping for a new season, and haven’t had any breaks. I’m exhausted both mentally and physically. I’m in need of a vacation and can’t wait to see my friends, spend time with my amazing husband, and explore a new country.

Ashley sent a sample itinerary of possible adventures we can have this week and each one made me smile.

I mean, check out Ashley’s post from her hiking adventures this past weekend. When I was telling co-workers about my trip, I pulled out her photos and was like “this is my friend I’m visiting and this is the cool sh*t she does.”


Life is too short. It’s time to start living!

On a completely unrelated note, I finally finished Gilmore Girls on Netflx this morning. It took a little more than a month and a half to watch all seven seasons.

Gilmore Girls on Netflix

Now that it’s over, I find myself wanting more. Isn’t that how it always goes when you’ve finished binge watching a great show via Netflix?

The whole series was like taking a trip down memory lane. However, I never realized how many episodes I missed over the years. Gilmore Girls was popular before DVRs were really big, so if you missed that week’s episode, you just plain missed it. There wasn’t “on-demand,” there wasn’t the ability to watch full episodes on TheWB.com (who remembers The WB?!), and there wasn’t a way to record it (unless you were super organized like my college roommate, who used to record her favorite shows on vhs – whoa). For instance, I didn’t remember Jessie living in Philadelphia or the details behind Chris and Lorelai’s big breakup. Also, I’m not sure I ever full appreciated how hot Luke was (I developed a serious Luke Danes crush this second go around). I feel like I have the complete Gilmore Girls story now. Only I’m still left with questions – Did Luke and Lorelai stay together? Did Rory follow Barack Obama all the way to the White House? Did Rory and Logan reconnect down the road and find a way to make it work?

By the way, how ahead of the times were the writers of Gilmore Girls when they had Rory go on the campaign trail with Barack Obama? This was right after he announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States, but still a year before he secured enough delegates to become the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2008 presidential election. Obviously they picked the right nominee for Rory to follow, as everything she touches turns to gold.  It was a perfect way to end the series and seven years later I can fully appreciate what a huge opportunity it was for her.

The complete Friends series will join the Netflix Instant Play line up in January. Until then, I plan to catch-up on cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies, as well as catch-up on other shows I ignored while feeding my obsession for Gilmore Girls (my poor neglected DVR).

Just in case I’m not able to blog again before Thursday, I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! This year I’m thankful for my family, amazing friends, and my beyond supportive husband. I’m also thankful to have a roof over my head, the ability to take a European vacation on a whim, and my smartphone.

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