You know that feeling when you literally work so much and spend so much time being a kid chauffeur that you book a trip to Negril, Jamaica and show up AN ENTIRE DAY EARLY?
No? It’s just me who does that?
Because I did. Adam and I were lucky enough to be chosen to attend our second Social Media on the Sand conference, and this year brought us to Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. After spending the entire weekend packing up the kiddos and making sure the nanny had everything she could possibly need, I crammed all of my sundresses into a suitcase and we headed to the Phoenix airport for our red eye to Miami. I slept through most of it, but I vividly remember waking up during some turbulence and worrying that we were going to end up in the Gulf of Mexico. I’m dramatic, I get it.
After landing in Miami and taking a quick flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica, we rode a bus to the resort in Negril. Having been to Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa last year, I knew that the resort experience would be nothing short of amazing. Spoiler alert: I was right. The Beaches staff greeted us and got us settled in the lobby while they got us checked in.
Then the super sweet woman from behind the counter walked over and said oh so timidly, “Ms. Capps, I’m so sorry, but I believe there’s a little confusion on your reservation. We have you scheduled to arrive tomorrow.”
Tomorrow. TOMORROW. I literally had no idea until that very moment, obviously. I’ve been so busy with life that I evidently booked my international travel for the wrong day.
I’ve made worse mistakes, though, because after a quick swipe of a card (and knowing I might have to eat PB&J for a week when I get home), the byproduct of my mistake is that Adam and I get an extra day in paradise. I ain’t mad at it!
We crashed in our room and took the best nap I’ve ever had, and then ate dinner at Mariachi’s (amazing, of course). The majority of conference attendees will be arriving tomorrow, and I can’t wait to get this week underway! Stay tuned for more updates, and be sure to follow me on Snapchat and Instagram — I use those platforms most frequently — to see what other shenanigans I can get into while we’re here.