January 2015. Breckenridge, Colorado. Our Family Trip.
There’s nothing like a much-needed family vacation, right? Especially headed out of state, thousands of miles away from home to uncharted territory. Away from work, away from your normal daily duties. A place to relax and enjoy every moment. Even more with that place is Breckenridge, Colorado. My family and I talked about this vacation for years, ever since I was little.
We were finally headed to the mountains.
It was one of the coolest trips I had been on in my entire life.
I personally don’t like to live with many regrets, but planning for this trip I left out one major thing to do before departure – ditch my glasses. It’s not something I thought about when making all the final trip arrangements. Between making sure we had plane tickets to shampoos and toothpaste, ski boots to snacks. I didn’t think I would be limiting myself by ensuring I packed all the necessary ‘eye gear’. I thought I was just being prepared.
Then it hit me.
While we all went out to rent our skis & poles, I realized I couldn’t fit any of the recommended ski-goggles over my prescription glasses. The sun was entirely too bright to head out without the protective sunglasses either. Believe me, I tried. I even thought about trying to head out on the ice without my glasses and just the goggles, but nothing says you’re a newbie out on the snow like falling a million times.
I know you’re probably thinking, why didn’t I just wear contacts? For me, while glasses were a huge pain – contacts were way worse. I couldn’t deal with the dry eye and constant irritation so I avoided them at all cost.
So, while everyone else headed out, I stayed back and watched.
It ended up being one of the few regrets I’ve dealt with in my life. Other than the fact that I didn’t consider LASIK sooner.
I had my LASIK in December 2016 and I’ve loved every moment since.
- Jumping into the lake.
- Taking a shower.
- Water gun fights with my niece.
- Waking up and being able to see!
The next Colorado trip will be one for the books!! 🙂