For most of us , it is summer time. Which means hot sunny days, ice cream , the time to make memories and vacation time! There’s nothing I enjoy more than taking time for my self and going on a vacation (well food of course). Unfortunately, for me I am on a tight budget after my time in Italy and can’t afford to go cruising. But that doesn’t mean I have to miss out on all the fun! So if you too are on a budget and need some you time keep reading..
DAYCATION ! A daycation is basically a day vacation where you can put aside your worries and bullshit and just relax. So that is exactly what I did. First I made a list of my favorite things to do on vacation.
1. Different routine
4. The drinks
5. Enjoying the fresh air!
6. Pictures, or it didn’t happen!
After making this list I realized although doing these 6 things in Europe or on the beaches of St. Thomas was amazing, those things are also do-able any place in the world including my backyard. Yes I said it, my back yard! I bet you can guess what I did next. I put together a little picnic for my self in my backyard that literally hit each of the things mentioned on my list. I gathered some books I have been wanting to read to change up my routine ( when is the last time you’ve read a good book? If recent,drop some titles in the comment section).Next, I gathered some of my favorite snacks like almonds, granola and fruit and made a mini fruit bowl (recipe in “For My Foodies” section) . Freedom was the easiest part for me. I just threw on a swim suit without a care in the world . I didn’t have to worry about if I was wearing too less hell, I didn’t even shave off the little stubble on my legs (NOW THATS TRUE FREEDOM). After commending myself I grabbed a bottle of my favorite moscato ,went out side with my little picnic basket and enjoyed the fresh air (and the ridiculously hot sun) . Once I reached near the end of my book , I was able to take in the moment and take some bomb ass picture (on my Instagram @missderehney) to capture this happiness ! To some this may not seem like a vacation, but for me it was. I almost felt as if I was back in Italy, surrounded by life and postivite vibes and ALL for $0 . This was my daycation and I plan on sharing some more daycation ideas in case you want some ideas on how to relax or get some you time! Until next time.