well. it’s official. i purchased the ticket (and yes, it’s round trip) this week. i leave march 16 and return june 15. 3 months.
and i have a bit of a confession. it took me um….3 days at least to click on the buy now airfare button. even though i have already completed the series of immunizations. turned in my noticed to my apartment complex. my boss and co-workers know i’m leaving. have sold much of my ‘stuff’. cut my hair shorter (working toward the minimal look, lol). obviously i’ve been talking about this for some time. so…. i guess this was bigger than i thought apparently. ya think? lol
well, yes, it was a lot of money, but honestly not as much as one would think for traveling across the world. don’t be confused now! i am still totally ‘in’ but every time i went to click, i would think to myself- is there a better schedule, will rates go down, maybe tomorrow, or something would distract me from clicking on the payment button!
but it’s done and i’m REALLY officially absolutely booked! now…it’s time for the travel/medical/evacuation insurance purchase. oh, and hopefully get the hostel to confirm my lodging and visa. that would be nice. communications across the world is sssssslllllloooow, i am finding.
so anyway…on march 16 i will leave t-town, and stop on the way out of the usa in atlanta, then sojourn a bit in amsterdam then plant my feet on the african soil at kilimanjaro. 24 hours and 2300 miles of flying, waiting, smiling through customs, etc.
”we must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” joseph campbell
well, in less than 60 days, i guess i’ll be finding out what is waiting….if you would like to make sure you keep up with me, may i suggest that you enter your email address in the subscription box to the right? then you will receive an email alert whenever i post an update along the way.
thanks for your continued support, prayers, blessings and love. and i send to you all of these right backatcha. for whatever journey you are going through, considering, planning or plotting. no matter if that is in your own backyard or around the corner or across the universe.
and for some crazy reason, the song that popped into my head was the theme from mahogany….’do you know where you’re going to’…so enjoy a little diana ross. and no, i really don’t know why i thought of this song. i cannot explain why my mind works the way it does. 🙂