Most of us know folks who LOVE to travel, taking off every chance they get–whether “taking off” means a weekend jaunt or an international tour.
And most of us also know folks who really, REALLY don’t want to go anywhere.
Guess what: I’m both those people. Nice to meet you.
All the way home from my recent trip to Germany and Switzerland, Stay-Home Gretchen was happily making lists of how she’ll spend her time this week. (Grocery shopping. Revising Chapter 7. Making soup…sorry. Won’t bore you.) Meanwhile Stay-Home Gretchen’s brain kept up this chorus: “No more international travel! This is way too distracting for work, not to mention expensive! And what about your carbon footprint?”
And then Travel Gretchen looked out the plane window: “Oooh! Iceland!”
Anyone else experience this tension? I LOVE going away: new adventures, amazing scenery, old friends, culinary delights…And I LOVE staying home: comforting routine, old friends, culinary delights, amazing scenery…
Hey, wait a minute. I just realized those two lists are almost identical.
So…win-win for both Gretchens? Certainly sounds that way. Y’all know what I’m talking about?