Thursday, April 18, 2013

Why I'm A Brat

No really I am. Here me out on this.

I hinted around about another trip on Monday, but didn't go into any details. Last Friday my mom came home surprised me with a vacation to Mexico for graduation!!!

Ahhhhhh. Let's just say she clearly was not expecting my reaction of being far from thrilled. I know I know, I am sure you're all thinking "What the eff Ashley? Who doesn't like a vacation?"

Don't get me wrong. I wasn't ungrateful for this extravagant present. I was the farthest thing from ungrateful, but so many thoughts were running through my head.
**The clear water does look pretty

1) Vacations are a lot of money. No matter how "good of a deal" they can be, they are still a lot of money. I didn't want her spending that much. I would have been just as happy with a $20 gift card to Starbucks.

2) I don't like surprises. Okay, I really don't like surprises.

3) I'm not a fan of flying and traveling. It stresses me out to the point where vacations are not fun.

4) It is all inclusive, which is wonderful except I can't eat any of the food on the buffet anyway.

So I wasn't exactly happy about a surprise vacation, which I had absolutely no idea was being planned for months.

Perhaps after looking at the hotel's white sand beaches and fabulous pools, I am warming up to the idea of it.
Now that I come to think of it, lying on the beach with a fruity drink with an umbrella on top, doesn't sound so bad after all?
 After thinking this whole thing over I can't wait for Mexico in less than a month! I think I just need to get better with surprises. Clearly, I am not perfect.

I'm off to do the school thing and then hope to squeeze in one more workout before leaving tomorrow!

Question for you: How are you with handling surprises?


  1. I could totally go for a vacation right now ;-)

    I do not like surprises either - I like to know things!

  2. Yes, you are a brat!! ;) Sounds like it's going to be a fabulous time!

  3. You could have given it to me! I'd even get your mom an awesome present!

    You will have a great time. And there is plenty of healthy food in the buffets. Mexico has amazing fruit and vegetables! Plus all of the juices are super fresh and REAL fruit!

    I'm practicing not stressing out about details and it's made me much happier! You should try too, it gets easier!

  4. Ummm.... I'll take your spot if you decide you can't handle the "stress" of a week in Mexico!! ;) I hate flying as well, like fear for my life, gripping the seat handles kind of hate. Try to drink a glass or two (or 5 or 6...) of wine before taking off. It really helps relax me and also helps me sleep on the plane :)

  5. This is too funny. I am laughing as I read this (quietly, as to not disturb everyone around me). I can just imagine the conversation:

    "Surprise, honey! A tropical vacation just for you!"
    "Oh, Mom! How could you?!?"

    At least you have a month to get ready and not, like, just tomorrow.

    I'm down with surprises, but since I am a hopeless planner I need time to PLAN and get used to the idea of whatever the surprise is. Then I love it! :)

  6. I hope you have told your mom that you are really happy and excited to go!! My mom got me a trip to Europe for graduation and while i'm sure she spent a lot of money on the trip it is a vacation I will never forget. the two of us had so much fun! It sounds like you have an awesome mom!! :)

  7. How exciting!!!!! Your mom is super awesome to do this! Do not stress girl, go enjoy this trip!!!! <3

  8. Fun! I am not a huge surprise person. My husband almost always asks before he does things. Which... I would prefer to a big surprise. I think some of us just don't do we'll with surprises! As for the buffet... I am not a huge buffet person. But, we did an all inclusive last year, and the only buffet meal was breakfast.

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