So, I have this theory that if I keep saying my fiancé and I are going to go somewhere, it will happen.
I partly believe this because I did this experiment last year and it resulted in my fiancé, Tom, agreeing in early summer that we could go to Thailand over Christmas after me talking and talking (and talking) about it for the previous six months.
He may have just gotten sick of me talking about it and that’s why he agreed. Regardless, I’m convinced the theory works.
Now, darling almost-to-be-husband that he is, he texted me yesterday that…WE SHOULD GO TO MACHU PICCHU THIS YEAR. My dream trip. Top of my bucket list. Where all my friends know I’m obsessed with going. The text convo went like this.
Tom: Got into middle east trip! (Internship for MBA program that does not allow significant others to attend. Stupid MBA internship program is what I say to THAT.)
Me: Yay for you! Insanely jealous for me! 😉 (See – my winky face is still showing I support him even though I’m secretly dying inside with jealousy that I’M not going to Dubai and Jordan.)
Tom: Then let’s go to the peech this year at tgivs. (Isn’t he adorable when he talks in abbv?)
Me: Are. You. Serious?! (Thought I may be having déjà vu from the Thailand trip conversation.)
I immediately Googled “Hiking Inca Trail” and began planning our whole trip. Only to find out that he is not, unfortunately, 100% committed to the trip. Yet.
His concerns about going to Machu Picchu:
- He has a big project due at the end of that semester for school. My solution: He can study on the Inca Trail.
- We have a wedding we’re paying for this summer that is going to leave us broke. My solution: We will make more money and that’s what credit cards are for. (He doesn’t seem to think that is a good financial plan.)
My reasons for going to Machu Picchu:
- What if the Mayans are right?! Then this is my last chance to see Machu Picchu. His response: If the world ends I’ll be dead so I won’t care about Machu Picchu anymore. (I’m not convinced about that.)
- I’ll get depressed if I don’t go. My wanderlust is on overkill. His response: You were just in Thailand! And you’re going to the Caribbean this summer! (And your point is…?)
- The honeymoon doesn’t count; it’s a vacation, not a trip. His response: Looks at me like I’m crazy and probably wondering why he’s marrying me.
- They’re probably going to close off the ruins from people walking through them like they did with Stonehenge. His response: I’m sure we’ll have adequate warning and time to go if they do that.
But what if we don’t?!
Therefore, my remaining argument – besides the fact that my reasons obviously outweigh his concerns – which I think may work:
I will go without him. And – here’s the kicker – he can’t be upset because he’s going to the middle east without me. Hehe, I’m brilliant.
But (sigh) I love him and love traveling with him so it won’t be the same going without him.
So let’s take a vote. Who thinks we should go to Machu Picchu this year?