‘Twas the day before travel and I awoke with a clatter – or was it my cat’s patter?!
For me, the day before I travel is often filled with great excitement and anticipation for the journey I am about to embark on. My brain is overflowing with what tasks I must finish before the day is over as well as what I need to prepare for tomorrow’s flight. Are the kids going to have enough food? Are the cats going to be fed? Who will take out the trash and get the mail while I am gone? Oh, and a big one around here -who will do the laundry while I am away? Ha!
The reality of all this is that no matter how much I pre-plan or how much I worry about what will or will not get done – in the end, it is all insignificant as I am about to be rewarded with a wonderful journey.
I must constantly remind myself to be mindful of this moment, and as distracted as I may be, I must remain cognizant of the fact that all this pre-planning is a part of my journey and I must not ignore it. I tell myself to take the good with the bad, enjoy the moment as it is what it is.
When I board my flight tomorrow, all this brain-flutter will be behind me and I will be able to concentrate on what is before me. I consider myself fortunate to be able to visit new lands, experience the culture, people, and places I will visit.
I look forward with anticipation when I step off the plane in Iceland on Friday morning. And I am even more excited over seeing my new digs I got from Airbnb in Copenhagen!
Any ideas or suggestions of what I might see or do in Copenhagen or Reykjavik? Can a Floridian (such as myself) be brave enough to dip into the waters at the Blue Lagoon in freezing weather?