In this, my third response to the Introverts Blog Quietly Challenge, I answer the following prompt:
You have just won an all-expenses-paid week of vacation. Where would you go? What would you do?
Step one: panic.
With all of the barriers removed – no job, no family, no limitations of time and space – there are countless choices to make. Countless permutations. As one who is a frequent victim of “analysis paralysis”, my first reaction would be to spend a few hours with a deer-in-the-headlights look in my eyes.
Step two: decide on a companion or companions.
I’m not doing this thing alone. While the introvert in me would surely seek out isolation during this vacation, I would not want to be alone. I may break the vacation into several experiences; one with my daughter, one with theatre friends, one with the fellas.
Step three: where and when.
I would take my daughter to present-day London. We would immerse ourselves in British culture, visit landmarks and famous places, tour the Doctor Who Experience, explore the Tower of London. A day of that would do.
I would take my theatre friends back in time to Shakespeare’s day and sneak into the Globe theatre for a show. Dress up, look the part, do some acting. Since we’ve got a time machine, we’d probably end up pulling a Bill & Ted and visit a few other places and times on the way back. We’d blip back into 2014 just a few seconds after we departed.
For the next four days I’d take the fellas on a trip across the country to visit baseball stadiums. Professional ballparks and a few of the classy minor league fields as well. Hit some bars. Start some fights. Just be guys for a bit.
Step four: and then some “me” time.
You knew it had to be coming. I wouldn’t be a true introvert without, at the end of those five days, doing something for myself. I think I would take a quick two-day trip to see the Northern Lights. I think I’d like to see them in Scandinavia. Just watch them dance for hours upon end. Quiet. Peaceful. Beautiful.
So that would be my week-long vacation. What’s yours? Use the tag IBQ in your own posts to join the conversation.