|Disorganized, charming chaos- I am a dish of flowers!|
It is time for me to finish up my packing- at least as far as I can here- and straighten up the house a little. That will serve to make sure I have not forgotten anything. I am having moments of "do I have enough money" which is always something my brain goes to right away. I am hoping for enough appropriate clothing, that I will be able to find the right pair of walking sandals today, that I will not hit bad weather (I don't think I will), that I will sleep at least a few moments on that plane....
And this is the time that I am going to let it all go and just go with it. I will make sure I have all my belongings with me and beyond the packing and all, I just need to relax into it. What happens, happens. If I sleep I do and if I don't, I have a book to read. I will enjoy my trip.
So many people have offered so much advice and I really do appreciate it! You are all so awesome. I will be using my camera every day, but don't you all worry- it will not be up to my face every moment. I will be absorbing all the things that will be happening and that I will be seeing, because that is how I roll. I am such an in the moment person, for better or for worse. If I am in charge of a situation I will always be thinking of the next thing, but in this case- I am not in charge.
I am looking forward to being in a country that does not have English as it's primary language. To seeing things that are so much older than anything we have here- things that I learned about in Art History class that seemed so far away and unreachable. I am looking forward to having such new experiences and ready to embrace the change that will come to my way of viewing things. Every time I have an adventure that gives me such anticipation, I find that I look at things in a different way. That way isn't easy to describe or pinpoint, but it is a new way to experience life and finding some joy in it. This trip for me is to continue living a larger life. I began this quest for "more" with my Boundary Waters trip a few years ago, I dabbled in it a bit when I went on my children's band and choir trips with them.... I definitely immersed myself during my Denver trip last year. I am stretching my boundaries and seeing where the outskirts lie. Living a bigger life has given me such joy, and it was beginning when I started this blog even. Pushing at my boundaries, taking on a personal stance of bravery and doing things that make me afraid- even if it is clinging to a tree in unusual places, in a location that is way too close to the edge of something. I don't want to fall over, but inside me, I want to get as close as I can. And I am creeping ever closer- my comfort zone has ventured out a bit. I am READY!
So as I spend the morning in a whirlwind of activity, packing up my car, fussing over little things that I really should just leave alone, I will be trying to not imagine what will happen Friday. I want to be surprised. Lol. I am actually so excited about seeing a different airport! DON'T JUDGE ME!!! HAHAHA Actually- go ahead. I really am not worried. I am anxious to see what one of those big airplanes look like- want to see the clouds from the airplane again. Try to sleep in an upright position! Land in a new place unlike one I have been in. My wish is that every time I do these new things, my excitement and anticipation for them does not fade. The waiting has been exquisite torture, and I love it!
I will most likely post another tomorrow from Minneapolis, but not sure about Friday!! We shall see what happens. Maybe I will do a selfie from the car on the way to the airport at 6 am. Lol You just never know.
Until tomorrow, have a super joyful and maybe just a little bit of an adventurous day.