Even though I've always been a girl looking for an adventure, I've never been one to do it away from home for long periods of time. That's not to say that I don't enjoy traveling. It happens to be one of my favorite things to do - exploring new places, getting away from the monotony of everyday life, falling in love with a new city/country/continent! However, the comfort of home always seems to beat out the allure of my destination - regardless of how beautiful/historic/relaxing the locale happens to be.
My parents did everything right when I was a child. They forced me to go away to camp even though half way through I would have a mini-meltdown and want to come home. Which now seems like it should have been a warning sign for a very similar mid-semester meltdown my freshman year of undergrad. We were always to family taking vacations. My parents would pack up the super cool (not) mini-van, strap all four kids in, and drive all night to location unknown. I always preferred if that location involved a beach, but my father is particularly into history and unfortunately not all history occurred on a beach.
Now, here I am, 26 years old and 3 days from embarking on my longest to-date trip. If it was somewhere I'd never been to before, I'm sure there would be a substantial amount of additional stress added to my already overwhelmed personality, but this is actually the fourth time I've traveled there this year.
Where is there? Atlanta, Georgia.
I'm heading down to Atlanta for most of the month of July to work on a short film project (https://www.facebook.com/MTGTM) directed by the naturally talented Molly Coffee.
You may remember that I suffer from significant packing anxiety and as you can imagine packing for an extended amount of time when events are highly up in the air (along with things I need for production) will probably be a clusterf*ck. Despite that issue, I'm still fairly thrilled to be going. Who doesn't want to get away for a few weeks?
Stay tuned for the misadventures of a hoity Yankee b*tch in the south - coming soon!