Getting In The Mood
You know, when you know that you’re going to go on a vacation, the mood starts to settle in. Sometimes it kicks in a month before the trip, sometimes it only starts a week before. Generally, you will be in the mood for travel as the date approaches. You get excited, you start packing up, you look for places of interests and you are happy. You have that little voice in your head yelling “YAY” every morning you wake up. You can hardly wait! You even wish secretly that time could go a lil’ faster! You want to get out from this place and away from work soonest possible.
Hold on there…… I am writing in “YOU”, not “I”. Aaaahhhh…… Hmmmm…… Sigh……
I will be travelling to Bangkok tomorrow, with a bunch of lovely friends and Andrew. Seriously, the mood hasn’t come knocking. Hello Missy Travel Mood! Have you forgotten about visiting me?
Andrew was the one who booked the tickets. I wasn’t feeling anything back then either. When I booked the hotel a month ago, I was more like in a state of gotta-book-now-or-else-sleep-on-the-street.
I didn’t even bother to search for the attractions in Bangkok until last week. Melissa is the one who keeps feeding me the information and I felt so guilty. :P
I am not even doing the counting down. I did plan the itinerary with Melissa, but I do not “feel” it. I planned for the sake of planning, because I do not want to get the panic attack in such a foreign land where I can’t even understand their language.
I started packing for the trip last night, but still, I don’t “feel” it. I am worried about the HOT weather, I was trying to pack some casual and light-weight clothes. To my surprise, I have little of them. They’re either too plain, or I already feel HOT by just looking at them. I realised my wardrobe has either the working side of me, or the VERY casual side of me. There is nothing in between. Hmph! :(
This isn’t the first time I feel mood-less for a trip, but it is worse this time.
I am preparing for the sake of preparing. I know I am going somewhere, and that’s it.
I am not jumping with joy that I will be going for a vacation. There’s no little voice in my head yelling “YAY” everyday.
I know what I am doing and should do, but I am not feeling excited.
It’s like, “Okay, I’m going to Bangkok”.
Sigh…… What is wrong with me…… Going somewhere with a mood like this isn’t good. Guess I gotta switch it on “manually”, “Ashley, you’re going to Bangkok!!! YAY!!! Shopping!!! YAY!!! Food!!! YAY!!! Ayutthaya!!! YAY!!!”
Hope the travel mood will come when I see my friends tomorrow in the airport. Ya, their silly jokes can do magic. Wuahahahahaha.