Sunday, 22 July 2012

7 More Sleeps

The count-down has begun and in seven more sleeps our new year begins. At the moment we’re in "hurry up and wait" mode. Most of the preparations for living a year abroad have been accomplished, details finalized, and check-lists completed. But you can’t plan for every contingency, so at some point my a-type self has to trust that we’ve done the best we can to prepare and let-go.
I look at the experience that awaits us with a mixture of trepidation and excitement.

What will this year bring? 
What’s in store? 
How will it change me/us? 

Because it will, travel always does. Having lived in five different provinces, having a different address, if even for a little while, is not new. Been there, done that. But this is kinda sorta different. It’s more than a vacation but less than moving and I don’t quite know what to do with that.

The more I’ve read and researched places to visit and activities to do the more I’ve found. Of course. That’s the nature of google and hyper-links. So I’ve made some notes in my Berlin Moleskine, memorized our address there, and am brushing up on my rusty German. What’s left then is take it as it comes and savour it; just let it happen. Those who know me well know that that is hard for me. 

This week last minute things will get done, a final hike around the cliffs with my good friend M, a final cuddles with my kitties, while hubby ties up loose ends in the office….and waiting. Then off we go…in seven more sleeps.

1 comment:

  1. Ich hoffe das ihr uns denn auch Besuchen kommt?
    Uns Besuchen ist auch schon ein kleines Abenteuer ;)
    Aber nichts im Vergleich mit eurem Europa Trip.

    Liebe Grüsse Michael.