Let’s talk about restlessness. About the feeling of settling and the thought of missing out. Of the endless deals on plane tickets that I cannot take advantage of, and how my mind is constantly debating where I should go next and attempting to plan out the next excursion to make sure I see it all and get to all the restaurants.
As I type this I am barely ten days fresh from my last trip. My photos are still stuck on a memory card; I haven’t even gotten as far as to upload them! Honestly, as soon as I start preparing and packing and planning, I become a whole new person and all the previously tedious tasks become simple.
Now, I did originally come here to complain. To rant and vent about limited vacation days and being stuck in the middle of a lifeless prairie, buuut I am trying my hardest to shift gears and look at my opportunities with a new positivity. Road trips anyone? Also, who am I to not take advantage of my relative closeness to the other Americas, to the numerous American cities and odd attractions.
So while I continue to battle motivation, deadlines and the endless months until I accrue vacation days, I am looking for suggestions. Any ideas or tips for places in the Midwest regions that are worth visiting for the weekend. Tell me what you do when the wanderlust becomes too painful and the responsibilities too overbearing.