May 22, 2009

Pura Vida!

In less than 24 hours (23 hours to be exact), I will be arriving in San Jose, Costa Rica. It's a bit surreal as it seems that I've been waiting for the trip for such a long time and now it's just right around the corner. The downside is the time there will probably fly by and so I will have to remind myself constantly to take it slow and enjoy.

One aspect that will make it a lot easier to relish in my time in Costa Rica is that I have decided against taking my computer, and that, coupled with the fact that my cellphone will be useless once I board the plane from Houston, means I will have zero contact with the world beyond the Pura Vida resort for six days. And anyone who knows me even just a little can attest that me lacking communication via voice and, to a greater extent text or e-mail, will truly be a testament of will for me.

So, as of Sat., May 23 at 10:20 a.m. MST, I will be enjoying Costa Rican bliss and therefore unreachable until Thurs., May 28 at 10:27 p.m. Happy Memorial Day!

May 5, 2009

Creeping up on me

Eek! I can't believe my Costa Rica trip is just on the other side of two weeks away. Not to throw out a giant cliche, but wow, time flies! The excitement (mixed with equal doses of anxiety and fear) has definitely kicked in, along with the reality that I'm going to be traveling to a foreign country solo (hence the anxiety and fear).

I spent the weekend shopping for appropriate clothing for my trip (read sun dresses, tank tops and shorts) and completely lucked out while attending the Green Festival where I purchased a five-in-one bamboo dress. Not only can the garment be work five different ways, but the purchase also supports, Me to We, a non-profit with a message I absolutely adore: "What have you done to change the world today?"

Next week I'll be in Vegas for a conference (Monday-Thursday). Although I'm looking forward to the conference (and my tower suite at Caesars), the fact that between the conference and my Costa Rica trip, I'm going to be out of the office for nearly half of May has made me quite nervous about my work-load this month. However, I do get to tour Zappos while in Vegas, so that alone pretty much makes it worth the added stress (I think I may have a shoe problem).