It’s OK to wear that dress that’s a bit too short because you’ve spent most of the day practically naked in a bikini anyway and what of it.
It’s OK to promise you’ll get out of the sun after just one more chapter of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please! (and maybe another one after that…)
It’s OK to have Pringles as an afternoon snack even if they’re in no way representative of Malta’s delicious cuisine because you promise you’ll still have room for some of that later.
It’s OK to look at your husband and think that one of the things you love most about your marriage is your pre-holiday airport routine of food, drinks, and panic shopping.
It’s OK to tell people about the sparkly flip flops you bought before your flight for a FIVER like it’s a great anecdote. You know why? Because it IS a great anecdote.
It’s OK to have a few days when you don’t email anyone. In fact, it’s more than OK, it’s DREAMY.
It’s OK that you took so many photographs of the little muffins that were waiting for you when you got to your hotel room because it’s possible that they are the most beautiful thing you will ever see.
It’s OK to sweat in front of your friends. It’s 34 degrees, you have absolutely no choice.
It’s OK to paint your nails by the poolside because that is an excellent use of time, and in this heat those babies will dry in seconds.
It’s OK to look at the family and friends you’re away with and think how incredibly lucky you are to have these people in your life because you are and don’t you dare forget it.
It’s OK that you bought the insect repellent that is slightly scented because it was cheaper. You can use the money you saved you buy bite cream because guess what, turns out the little bastards quite like the taste of it.
It’s OK to start thinking about your next holiday whilst you’re still on this one, because THIS. IS. THE. LIFE.
It’s OK that you’re appalling at volleyball. You have other skills, it’s just a shame that none of them are of any use at the beach.
It’s OK to forget that euros are real and to spend them like they’re Monopoly money.
It’s OK to let a holiday remind you how important it is that you make sure you do what you want with your life. Alongside pina colada consumption, that is exactly what these trips are for.
It’s OK that despite intending to have a few days without any screens you just had to sit down and write this. You just can’t help yourself, can you. But that’s OK.