Thursday, January 8, 2009

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Russia...Here I Come?

A good friend of mine recently invited me to go on a trip with her to Russia. She will be gone for over a week, over Valentine's Day weekend. D doesn't want to go because, "He just isn't interested." He agreed to take leave from work to stay home with K, if I wanted to go.

Now, of course I want to go. I mean, the whole trip will only cost about $500.00! My friend is originally from Russia, so she knows the language and area very well.

My only concerns are, being away from D and K for so long. I know a week of being away from D, I can handle. We've already gone through one deployment. But I haven't spent more than a few hours away from K since she was born.

One of my New Years Resolutions was to 'get back to who I am.' Before I met D and had K, I was miss independent. I did what I wanted, when I wanted. I was the girl who went on random road trips to various parts of the country with NO money and NO plan. Obviously, I can't do those things anymore. But a week away from responsibilities and work would be great.

It will be a nice little adventure. I would much rather experience this new adventure with D and K, but he isn't all that interested.

So I think I'm going to go. I won't stay a whole week though, maybe just a few days. D is just concerned about me traveling back on my own. How sweet of him to be so concerned. You know, before I met D, I wouldn't have even THOUGHT about the risks involved with traveling alone in a foreign country. Maybe I've grown up?

I guess I can say, I have a lot to think about. I also need to get a VISA and make sure my passport is good to go. Here n Europe you don't need a passport to travel inside the European Union. But, I'll definetly need one in Russia.