Things to do before I go….

There’s something about having walked the Camino before. I am much more casual about the whole adventure. I am leaving in 4 days and I haven’t started packing yet. I know, this is crazy. In my own defense I have been working 7 days a week, trying to complete every project for work, trying to ensure everything is in order so I can take a leave of absence for 5 weeks and not be missed.

i do have a check list and I’ve been knocking these off one at a time in between everything else I have on my plate.

1) Find old pack, dust it off and empty the items left in it….check.

2) Make sure all the usable items from the first Camino are still where you think they are…..check.

3) Buy, or order online the items that have somehow mysteriously disappeared from where you thought they were….check.

4) Stub left toe severely…..check.

Yup…I am managing to get everything in place just in time.

Oh yeah, my toe.

I was working at a home last week. As the house is complete I typically take my shoes off as a courtesy to the owners. Carrying a large box up from the basement I caught my toe on the top step….and I mean I really got it. I’m not sure the air was tinted with a shade of blue, but a wave of nausea came over me. There was certainly going to be a problem and I knew this was going to be a bit of an issue, and hoped it wasn’t really happening. I believe it is called denial….

Just another pebble on the road I travel… with it and move on. I have learned one thing. Despite all the obstacles in our way, keeping your eye on the prize. Simply continue to walk forward is the best way to achieve your goal. Don’t let the small stuff derail your progress.

So I leave on Friday at 7:30 in the evening, flying the Paris. I will be working until 3 in the afternoon and will take transit to the airport, hoping to arrive on time for my flight.

I’m thinking this would be a nice way to start this trip….making it on time to catch the flight.