Part of my technique for distraction has involved fantasizing about vacations that I can’t afford (and really don’t know when I’d have time to go on).
Some of them are more practical than others. For example, taking Spanish classes in Mexico or Guatemala would be useful whether or not I get into nursing school this year. In fact, if I don’t get into nursing school and have time to save up some money, I will very likely be heading somewhere Spanish-speaking to improve my Spanish before reapplying.
A much bigger reach is India. For whatever reason almost everyone I know wants to go to India right now. My urge has been strongly influenced by Lily Stockman from bigBANG studio. Her photos are absolutely gorgeous. I have to say that I’m particularly drawn to her photos of food there. I would probably come back with a suitcase full of spices.
Another reach would be a return trip to Argentina. I know I’m boring, but I like return trips. A bonus is that it would also be semi-practical since people speak Spanish and it would be fun to see Angela again.
If I went back to Argentina, I’d also want to spend a week or so in Chile just to mix things up. I’m pretty sure I’d have a travel companion… Melissa-Do you see that giant bottle of beer? I think it cost a buck.