I’m starting to have those “slight” panic moments where reality hits me like a ton of bricks with the realization of how close my trip is now, and how I’m actually FINALLY going out of the country somewhere. Those moments go something like this:
-sudden gasp- “holy crap! Ok. Breath. Phew..wow. It’s so soon!”
Shortly after, my mind would buzz into a string of thoughts about what else needs to be done and what else I need to do to prepare. Am I ready? Have I got everything I need? The first time this happened, this moment of panic, I realized I needed to write down everything I needed to do, then plan it out day by day until the day I leave. So far it has been a huge relief. Those moments quickly pass when I simply remember what I planned for the day, and focused on that only.
Since I have so far been working off that list, preparing has gone rather smoothly. So smoothly, that I’m not used to it and wonder if I am forgetting things. Surely I am. But that’s ok, I’ll be ready to go one way or the other and the hours are quickly passing by. I’m so excited!
Tomorrow I’ll be spending my morning doing a test run of packing. I’m going to locate and gather everything that I want to take, then try to cut back so I don’t take too much. I want to pack light and have room for souvenirs for the trip back 🙂
In this last week, I would like to ask that everyone who reads this would take a moment to post a word of encouragement or prayer, whether it be on this post or future posts in these days leading up to when I leave. I’m really excited but still nervous and would love to know that people are praying for me! Thank you so much and have a wonderful weekend!