I'm now back from my trip, glad to be back in my own bed, and see my wonderful dogs again.
Here are some thoughts:
I do get overwhelmed at a large crowd, even if they are supposed to be family members. I find I can put on the happy face, feeling like I know these people, but really I do not.
I get uncomfortable in situations of a constant flow of alcohol. Every night, there was basically a "happy hour" which isn't my thing since I am not a big drinker other than liking some fru-fru drinks like daiquiris, fuzzy navels, etc.
I get bored with unstructured activities.
I am not really that much of a beach person, especially when it is atrociously hot and humid. When I was younger, I really did love the beach. However, I did notice I could withstand the temperatures better than other people.
GPS devices make me feel more confident about driving. If some of you remember, I suffer from a bit of mazeophobia.
I'm still wondering what kind of relationship my step-sister wants with me if any. That was a little bit of a letdown as I had hoped for some "bonding" experience. It's understandable since her cousins and relatives were there, and she was afraid of missing out anything.
I'm wondering if weight and body image issues will ever cease. I think it is wishful thinking at this point.
My sleeping habits do not change much when I am away.
Fresh seafood is much better than frozen.
Whoever thinks that having an AC on 62 or 68 degrees is really warm is absolutely nuts. Yes, the condo was at these temperatures which pretty much meant I was in jeans, sweatshirts, and blankets the entire time I was in the condo.
My highlight of the trip was honestly visiting with Cammy and G.