Isle of Skye- AKA the day that didn’t go according to plan- AKA Scotland Day 5

Eilean Donan around sunset…

I’ve dreaded talking about this day. It is one if the biggest mistakes I have made in our many travels.

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Pre Trip Panic

This post is a little bit of writing therapy for myself. You have been warned.

For me, getting ready for a trip and planning it is half the fun. My everyday self is pretty much in love with charts, plans and lists of all sorts. As you can probably imagine, my travel self is almost obsessed with them. I pour over maps and research places. I plan for efficiency. I plan for the fact that something could go wrong. I plan for leaving time free of a plan. I plan the buget. All of that is thrilling to me! But as I get closer and closer to departure for any trip, I go into a pre-trip panic of sorts.

Deep down inside I know what is left on the to do list and the packing list. I know how many days are left to accomplish those things. I know there are areas of my trip that I am not as familiar with as I could be. I lose my map I bought and can’t stop thinking about it. (Wait, did I take to the ER? Is it in a bag somewhere from that night?!)

For me, it’s like a rollercoaster. I am the type that freaks on in line, but not on the ride. Once on the ride, there is nothing more than I can do. That is when I relax and enjoy it to the fullest. We are 6 days from departure for an international trip. Here I am, standing in line, freaking out. But I can only think about one thing right now.

Excuse me while I dig through all of my tote bags…

Where it Begins

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” -Plato, The Republic

I discovered this quote for the first time today, looking for quotes about beginnings.  It sums up perfectly why I have waited until now to begin this endeavor.  I have yearned to write about travel, life in a tiny house, organization, the miracles we have witnessed, and the adventures and misadventures we seem to get ourselves in to either accidentally or on purpose.  I have never attempted before now, simply because I didn’t know how to begin.

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