So this afternoon it hit me. Exactly one week from today, I will be going to bed in my own bed for the last time for a month. And then my next thought was, what the hell have I put in motion? I have trouble making it to the grocery store some days because I don’t want to leave my house. Then I remembered, that is the whole point of this, to do something outside of my comfort zone, and trust me, right now, I’m not feeling so comfortable, so mission accomplished.
It’s a weird feeling, getting ready to leave, because I know that I will be different when I get back and everything will feel different when I return. Any magic left at home from the bubble of our relationship will be have dissipated and hopefully, the vastness of the ocean, mountains and wide open spaces will help me find my place in the world again and open my heart and mind to new possibilities.
So right now, I have two major concerns – what to pack and will I get homesick. I mean, I should be mostly be in summer weather, but there should also be some cooler weather. Truth be told, the amount of underwear to pack is giving me the most concern. But ultimately, when push comes to shove, if I pack 7 pairs or 25, I’ll make it work.
I am hoping that since I’m going to keep moving to new places, the excitement of that will keep any homesickness away. Plus I get to go to at least 2 Hard Rock Cafes. How can you not be excited about that? So if you were wondering how I was going to rack up my 5500 expected miles, please see the poor quality map below.