Thursday, February 25, 2010
The count down begins
Two weeks from today I will be setting off on my highly anticipated adventure. There is still so much to be done, but when the time arrives to depart on March 11th, I know I'll be more than ready. So much has changed in the past two months... No longer living in Atlanta, I am now back in Raleigh with my parents and memories, comfortable, relaxed, but completely out of my element. The shock of going from selling software for IBM to being unemployed and almost entirely void of responsibility is finally wearing off. Now a new sensation is setting in- a combination of anxiety and excitement of the unknown journey I am about to embark on. I have an itinary, a plan, but these types of trips never seem to follow that plan, so I'm prepared to be spontaneous and follow the flow of the trip. The next several days will be filled with tying up loose ends here in the states, arranging my light backpack load, pulling together last minute neccessities, and making sure all of my accomidations are set. I'm in full preparation mode. Even if my prep ends up being mere busy work I never use, it eases some anxiety about the trip to come and helps me feel more relaxed about being in Europe on my own.