Monday, October 08, 2007

Whoa! It Just Hit Me!!

It just hit me last night that I have a mere 16 days before I get on a plane and travel to the other side of the planet! A mere 9 working days left before I am on over 3 months leave! It was a huge realisation for me. I've kind of felt disconnected from the whole thing so far, it's felt like this distant thing off in the future. But all of a sudden it's right here on me and happening, and while it's been a huge realisation, it's been a pleasant one. Like a big WOW moment.

I am pretty organised. I've got all the travel stuff groovy, nothing left to do there. A few little things about the house to take care of, like redirecting my mail, emptying the freezer, making up my address book, mini-photo album of my loved ones and travel journal, making sure all my bills are paid up before I go.

Then it's just packing and bingo bango, off I go!

I've started reading my Lonely Planet USA, getting some ideas on to what I would like to do and see while I'm in each neck of the woods. Mostly I'm concentrating on Colorado first, I want to read bits just before I head over to each new area, and not get too far ahead because I'll forget stuff. Plus it's fun reading while I'm on the road as well.

One thing I am finding is that I'm SUPER busy socially at the moment. Everyone wants to see me before I go, and I'm squeezing in coffee here, lunch there, dinner somewhere else, brunch another day, drinks another. It's great, but it's knackering me. I'm going to need the holiday just to recover from my social life at the moment. I think when I come home in January I am possibly going to just collapse in a heap.

But it's all very exciting, I am on the threshhold of this HUGE trip and it will be so amazing to have happen in my life. I can't wait!!


Amy said...

It's so fun everyone wants to see you off nicely.

As for Colorado, you really can't go wrong. It's a beautiful state. The north part of the state is quite a bit different from the south, both are nice. The mountains are gorgeous and the wildlife is abundant and close.

A few years ago, we spent a week near Winter Park. Kayleigh cried when we left, she liked it so much.

It will be fun to hear about your adventures. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

I remember you telling us girls that you didn't have a lot of friends to go out and do stuff with. Sounds like just the oppisite(spelled wrong I know)now.

Sleepydumpling said...

Amazing how life changes hey Autumn?