Friday, April 25, 2014

I'm Mrs. Brightside

^^just some of my recent happy thoughts from my iPhone^^

You know what Monty Python says: "Always look on the bright side of life."

Or, good old Bing Crosby:"When you're worried, and you can't sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep."

Well, we've been doing a lot of that lately.

 Or in our case, we are counting our blessings instead of Balinese cows that are sacred to the Hindus and roam the streets ha. 

We are not in Bali, as we were supposed to be. It's a major bummer. Due to negligence on our part, we didn't realize Indonesia will refuse to let you in if your passport isn't valid for at least six months. Victor's expires in three. We found out the day we were supposed to leave, and it sure has been a letdown. 

But there's nothing like a situation like this to help you see what's really important and realize how much there is to be grateful for. 

We didn't have to cancel our trip because of a death of anyone. We didn't have to cancel because of health issues or because of an emergency with our baby. We didn't have to cancel because we couldn't afford it or because Victor had to deploy. I have a husband that loves me and we still have this time this next week to just spend together. 

After last minute regrouping and cancellations and feeling so bummed out that our plans went so awry, I only have to read that last paragraph and remind myself again just how ridiculously blessed we are.

So, Bali is postponed. Our private villa we had planned on staying in is holding our deposit with the plans that we will return. And our airfare: well, we are still working on that. If we don't get it back, goodbye tax return ha. We will go to Bali later this year, and it really will be a literal babymoon, because we plan on taking our baby with us, which is a crazy thought! Our itinerary and plans we made would work just fine with a baby anyway. 

After playing the space a game for a few days (another frustration since after the Bali disappointment we really just wanted to throw in the towel and go to Hawaii), we ended up in the southern part of mainland Japan, and we are just going to relax, explore, shop (ikea! h&m!), and go to the temple :) And just enjoy the opportunities we have to be together in this part of the world. 

Anyway, that whole counting your blessings thing and looking on the bright side really does work, you should try it sometime! ;) That's not to say you can't have your moment of disappointment (which obviously I had, because crazy lady pregnancy hormones are real!)

So I hope you all have a good weekend. Thanks for reading! 


  1. Bali bummer. Luckily you exchanged one beautiful experience for another.

  2. I'm glad you found a way to go somewhere else cool since your original plans fell through. Luckily, you will most likely still get the chance to go!

  3. Reading through your trip because we're planning on going to mainland later in December! Look where you are now!! :) Baby and Bali! Woohoo!