Prepare for Takeoff
1 hour before the cabin door closes, flight attendants prepare for takeoff and I prepare for a takeoff of my very own. Because I promised to be honest on this blog, and because there are so many people who are about to embark on their own round the world trip, I feel I must tell you yesterday was the second worst day of my life. Yup.
On the cusp of reaching my major life goal- a dream I have held for as long as I can recall- one would think I would be ecstatic. It was so close I could taste it! No car, no home, nothing to hold me back- I am free. I can go anywhere I want. I can be anything I want. I can live anywhere I want. Of course, all I wanted yesterday was to curl up in my own bed, in my own home in my town and sleep. I missed people so badly I couldn’t breathe. I wanted home. I wanted Central Coast wine (read: Donati). I wanted everything to be safe and normal. I cried so hard I made myself sick, I kept asking myself “what did you do?!?” I was panicked- crippled by fear and the desire to be comfortable. I’m proud to say that a bottle of Cabernet Franc and a dark room did the trick, and I was actually able to sleep for 5 WHOLE hours last night.
I am thrilled to report that today is the exact opposite. (hello, emotional roller coaster- xanax anyone?) I am at the airport. I am calm. I am confident. I am SO Ready to be home- Greece. I can’t wait to breathe the air- lock my eyes on the Acropolis- start speaking Greek- I just can’t wait to start!
Next stop after Athens? Can’t be certain. I’m thinking Olympia, Meteora, Delphi, or some island- only time will tell. Love to you all- some more than others Let the games begin!