When I graduated high school, my dream was to go to college and study fashion. Once, I finished college I wanted to move to New York and get a job at a big fashion house like Gucci or DVF. I didn’t care if I had to work in the mailroom. I just wanted to be in the Big Apple surrounded by fashion, bright lights and being close to my bestie!
I envisioned climbing my way up the ladder. It was also my dream to dabble in a little freelance writing for magazines and The Times. What I really looked forward to most was the travel that comes along with working in the fashion industry. As a little girl, I would always clip out pictures of places I wanted to visit-the warm beaches of Hawaii, romantic Paris, exotic Spain, etc.
Well, my life hasn’t quite panned out that way. Not that I’m complaining or anything. However, if anything my travel bug has grown. Day in and day out, I daydream of attending Fashion Week in New York and Paris. I see myself in a two piece putting on sunblock somewhere in the Bahamas.
Now that I have two kids, I find myself wondering if my dreams of traveling are realistic? I mean with my husband’s schedule, if I went anywhere more than 3 hours away I’d have to go alone. Traveling with two young kids scares the hell out of me to be honest. I have fears of losing track of Moo in a crowded airport or train station now that she’s going through her I don’t want to ride in the stroller stage.
My mom says that I shouldn’t let traveling with kids scare me. After all, we spent summers and winter breaks in DC all the time when I was young. We’d be all over the city going to the mall, hitting up museums and amusement parks. If she can do it with five kids, that means two should be a piece of cake right?
So do any of you travel solo with your kid(s)? If so, what tips do you have?