It’s the end of the month (well, almost) which means it’s time for the monthly gratitude post – the one thing I haven’t missed writing even when I have been on a break from blogging.
Mostly because writing this post (or rather the notes for this post on my phone – all month long) keeps me in pretty high spirits pretty much all the time, as I constantly find things to be grateful for. Due to which the inevitable small bumps in the road do not bother me all that much any more.
Which is why, as odd as it might sound, over and above anything else, I am super grateful that I finally got hooked on to this habit of writing a gratitude post every single month. It might not sound like a big deal, but it’s made all the difference when it comes to my sanity, peace of mind, and overall happiness.
Oh and speaking of happiness…as I’m writing this post, I am also getting ready to go on a week-long vacation to Florida in a few hours. Which is also the reason why I am sharing this post before the month is even over.
I cannot even tell you how long I have waited to go on this trip. Actually to go on any kind of vacation really. Because if you don’t count India trips (which I don’t count as vacations, even though they kind of are), it’s been 4 years since we took a proper family holiday.
But if I am being entirely honest, it’s not the vacation, but the location that has me really excited. Universal Studios (more specifically The Wizarding World of Harry Potter) has been at the very top of my US bucket list, and I’m beyond excited that it’s finally time to head over there.
And even though I would have wanted to visit this place sooner, I am also kinda glad we waited, because going sooner would have meant lugging around an unruly toddler as opposed to an equally excited 6 year old, which let’s face it would have made the vacation a whole lot more work than any vacation should be.
Moreover, on this trip we are also visiting Walt Disney World, and D being 6, I think it’s the perfect time for this visit, because at 6, he is still at the magical age which is full of joy and wonder, and yet is old enough to understand and appreciate the varied experiences DisneyWorld has to offer.
All that to say: I’m going on vacation starting tomorrow & I am over the moon about it. Super grateful that we get to do this as a family, and I cannot wait to get this started already. 😀
That being said, I realize that so far this entire gratitude post has been dominated by this upcoming trip of mine, but I guess it was inevitable because pretty much my entire month of April has been about planning and prepping for this trip – because trust me these particular parks (Universal & Disney) are a lot of work to figure out, and get “right”.
And the sheer amount of research on the internet to “conquer” these parks is mind boggling! Which of-course meant that I have spent the better part of the month going down the rabbit hole of information & research. Because let’s face it, even though no vacation should be this much work, it’s just the kind of soul food my Type A self thrives on, so win-win! 😀
Having said that, in the little time I had left over (when I was not obsessing over the upcoming vacation), I fixed some of the big issues on the blog back-end that had to some extent triggered this current blogging break of mine. And while the issues are far from sorted, for now I am at the point where I can resume posting on both the blogs, which is something I am really grateful for.
Because this means that once I’m back from my vacation, I can get back to my regular posting schedule of one post a week (in addition to Chatty Blogs of-course). Moreover I will also be able to finally start posting regularly on The Love of Spice too. And hopefully it’s only onwards & upwards from here on out. Fingers crossed.
That’s all from my end folks. I would love to hear from you! How did you spend your April? Are you going on any vacation this summer? What are you most looking forward to in May? Do share!
*Linking this with Vidya’s Gratitude Circle
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