Friday, April 23, 2010

What Carrie Wants


I want a week.

A week without anything.

No homework.

No bills.

No deadlines.

No family asking a bajillion questions that I don't have the answers to.

No plans to make.

No cars that fall apart.

No dishes to do.

No appointments to keep.

No work.

Just a week.

A week of quiet so loud I have to scream to break it up.

A week of breathing.

A week of blank paper to fill with ideas.

A week of coffee and muffins from some cozy little coffe shop.

A week of unfamiliar faces.

A week of soft music.

A week of antique shops and book stores.

A week of mornings that start no earlier than 11am.

A week of not worrying.

A week of me.  Just me.  With no one else.

I can resume my do-this-do-that-do-everything-and-save-the-world-from-itself schedule again afterwards.

I think I might book that week (or at least a long weekend) for sometime around mid-August...

Any suggestions of where I should go?

17 comments:

  1. Have you thought of Cape Cod? I spent a few nights a few years ago at these quaint cottages and it was so peaceful. Rustic but impeccable: http://www.grovecape.com/home.htm

    Just my 2 cents worth Carrie. You deserve a break!

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  2. Thanks a million, Lyn. :) I'm checking that out now...

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  3. The beach :) That's where I would go.

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  4. that sounds so amazingly appealing right about now. i agree with a beach... anywhere. the picture made me think about that movie what happens in vegas when cameron diaz says that the day she was really truly happy was when she went to a lighthouse all alone. maybe you should do that.

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  5. i could use a week like that as well!

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  6. Natural Bridge has some lovely serene cabins. :)

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  7. Hey Carrie,

    I think you could really go anywhere, as long as it's different from where you are now... I really think that sometimes all I need is a change of scenery. Use google maps to find out what's close by, maybe a smaller town you've never explored, and hang out for a while... you definitely seem like you need - and deserve- the break!!

    Alyssa

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  8. I agree! You need a beach. You deserve it!

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  9. Hmm, wow, that's a tough one. There are so many nice places to visit and spend time alone. I personally would head to the mountains - I love hiking through the woods alone to calm myself and reconnect with nature and who I am. A nice B&B in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont would do the trick. Good luck - I hope you find something that fits your needs. Time alone away from everyday stresses is super important. Have a great weekend!

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  10. When I read this I knew exactly where you want to go. You need to hit Martha's Vinyard. It can be a little pricy but It has everything you just described. I stayed at the Edgertown Inn which has an awesome front porch for reading. There is not one chain restaurant, hotel, or Neon sign on the island. You can go to a vinyard, a wildlife preserve, or the beach if you go at the right time.

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  11. Charleston, SC is adorable and classy. And there's a great public beach on the island north of the harbor.

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  12. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! It's 10 mins from Gaitlinburg as well and there's tons of fun things to do in both towns.

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  13. Oh the possibilities. Thanks guys! :)

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  14. Hey Carrie,
    There's a place in California that I absolutely love, and I dont know if it's in your budget, but it's called Carmel. It's a white sand beach, and it's absolutely beautiful and so relaxing. Let us know what you decide!

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  15. I would go to Hawai'i. The place I went to is simply AMAZING especially because it's not very tourist-y, so you can just chill. It's in Kihei, Maui, HI.
    Or you can just cancel all plans, turn off your phone, and drive til you hit the right view =]

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  16. I would say go to the beach. So relaxing! And have you seen the movie What Happens in Vegas? Cause that lighthouse picture reminds me of the movie. :P

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