I booked my ticket in February to go to Nicaragua to visit my younger sister Darlene.
My grandma decided she wanted to come, too. Five days before I left, she booked her ticket, and we traveled on the same plane, in neighboring seats, from Houston to Managua, Nicaragua.
We took a selfie at the Houston airport.
We arrived in Managua, Nicaragua about 10:00 pm on Sunday night. My sister Darlene was there waiting for us with her taxi guy.
We drove straight to Chinandega, a town in the northeast of the country, a little over 2 hours from the capital. Tired and exhausted from travel, we checked into our hotel, Los Balcones, which is owned by Darlene’s friend. It was hot; we put on the air conditioning and went to sleep.
But first we took a selfie.
Monday morning we were wakened by the street noises. Honking, cars, people, already bustling at 6 in the morning.
The trip for me was 7 days total. I hope I can find time to write about all of it and share pictures.
It’s after work on a Thursday, and I found myself staying and staying at my standing desk, trying desperately to get caught up on some personal stuff that has fallen way by the wayside. I haven’t even been home from my trip a week, and am feeling overwhelmed by everything there is to do. I had to cancel an auto-renewal, download some e-courses I purchased that are about to expire, delete some emails from my spam folder, upload some photos to my computer, and on and on. How does one get so backed up? With thousands of things running through my head, I also thought, “I really want to write a blog entry, but I just don’t have time.” Unfortunately, it is becoming harder to find time these days, especially large blocks in which to feel like I can get anything done.
I decided it’s time to change my thinking. Ten, fifteen minutes? Can I find that? Can I just squeeze it in, and then click publish? Well, I can certainly try. If all I can find time for is 15 minutes to create, then others probably don’t have much time to read. Maybe we can make this work together. A symbiotic relationship. There’s your word for the day. Boom. Publish.
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