Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I need a vacation!

I've been working non-stop for the past year--never calling off from any of my jobs, leaving me emotionally and physically drained.

I could use a break from my mundane routine. A chance to forget about work for once and explore someplace new....and I decided to do just that!

The last time I left Chicago was nine years ago for a failed trip to Ireland (long story).

This time around I'm heading to the Bluegrass State for the next five days.

Kentucky here I come!

I'm excited and nervous and everything in between. Going on vacation feels so foreign to me. This is such a big step out of my comfort zone but I wanted to try.

Hopefully I get some much needed rest and relaxation. But also to see the sights, have F-U-N, and make friends along the way.

And who knows, maybe I'll even find love there.

To be continued.....


Anonymous said...

Yay! Good luck Dean! I really wish you the best on your trip to Kentucky! (By the way, EXCELLENT choice in music. Love the Go-gos.)

Kim Rempel said...

Yay! An adventure. An interesting choice. Keep us poted!

Mike said...

You deserve some time to relax and unwind.

Michelle said...

I hope you get to spend some time in Louisville. I lived there for 8 years, and there are some fun things to do. Have a wonderful trip! You deserve it.

Chantell said...

Sounds like you really deserve a holiday! I hope you have a fantastic time :o) I understand totally how hard it can be to step out of your comfort zone, but fingers crossed, it will be more than worth it just for the experience of seeing new sights and meeting new people ~ oh, and wishing you all the best on the love front too! :o)

Mind Of Mine said...

I am excited about this trip! I really hope it works out for you. But if not, don't stress it, just call it a lesson learned.

Hetero-Challenged said...

make sure to get some fried chicken

naturgesetz said...

This is great! Enjoy the vacation.

I'm looking forward to hearing about it and, if I know yom seeing some pics.

JuJu said...

Oh this is fantastic news!!! Where in Kentucky are you going? I am sure it will be gorgeous at this time of year.

I can't wait to see what this vacation inspires in you!

Ken Riches said...

Glad you are getting a break, you have certainly earned it.

Randuwa2 said...

OMG, Lived in Kentucky from 1979 to 1994. It's an amazingly wonderful place. Enjoy!

stanw said...

That is super, hope you really enjoy your time away, a break will do you good for sure. Look forward to hearing how it all went.

Moving with Mitchell said...

I hope it's a wonderful release,whatever you may find. Kentucky of all places!

Anonymous said...

Love in Kentucky?? Long distance relationships are EXTREMELY difficult (hopefully you realize that). Make sure you're not setting yourself up for a heartbreak!

Vanessa Rogers said...

Oh my goodness, you haven't had a vacation in how long??? Yes, by all means, you MUST go on vacation. Hope that it turns out well for you.

Dean Grey said...





An adventure indeed!



Yes I do!



I wasn't in Louisville this time around but maybe I'll get to see it when I visit again.



I took a lot of first steps in Kentucky and it was worth it!


Mind Of Mine!

Thank you, Ian!



I ate fried chicken while I was there!



I definitely took pictures and hope to post them soon....if they came out, that is!



I stayed in Lexington the whole time.






I didn't know you lived there at one point, Randy!



I enjoyed my time away!



Kentucky RULES!



Perhaps, but I must take a chance and try.



Now I see why people go on vacation in the first place. It felt SO good to be away from things for a while.


Everyone's enthusiastic comments are greatly appreciated!