If you follow any of us on social media, you may have noticed that I’m not with Josh and his family in Disney World. You may have wondered why! A few people have already asked, so I thought I’d write up this little explanation for the curious.
It’s not because I didn’t want to go, or that I don’t like his family, or anything as dramatic as that… I think it’s obvious that I LOVE my in-laws, and I would’ve loved to go to Disney World with them. The truth is, theme parks and me are not very compatible. I have Crohn’s disease, and that makes lots of things difficult. Long drives, roller coasters, lots of walking, public bathrooms, eating out too much, standing in lines (they make me so anxious!), etc. Pretty much everything involved with theme parks is not very fun for me.
So I stayed home!
Quick aside: I feel awkward explaining my decision to people; I’m not sure why. I guess I’m afraid they won’t believe me, because I “seem” perfectly healthy. Or that if they do believe me, they’ll think less of me somehow. I know that’s silly.. most people have the ability to empathize. As for the ones who don’t, frankly, why should I care? I’m working on caring less about what people *might* think of me. But anyway.
Josh and I brainstormed for months to try to come up with a way I could go and have a good time without running myself into the ground (I could just go into the parks a couple of the days and hang out in the hotel room the rest of the time! We could bring all the food I’d need! I could rent a wheelchair!) but in the end I decided I’d rather stay home and keep Lulu company.
Don’t worry, I’m not sad about staying home! I do miss having Josh around, but I’m thrilled that he’s getting to experience Disney World with his family. And to be honest, my introverted self doesn’t mind the extra alone time to work on projects uninterrupted.
That being said, he’s only been gone for two days, so.. we’ll see how I feel on Wednesday! I’m guessing I’ll be over my uninterrupted projects by then. 😉