So it’s the final countdown! only 12 days left in the U.S. before departure to Nepal! Its kiiiinda freaky considering I haven’t fully taken care of things yet, and my list of to-do’s grows… sell bike/computer(?), close bank account, donate clothing, organise farewell parties, pack the 80L backpack I have to live out of for the next few…years?
In some ways it feels like dying – in the most sane and pragmatic way I could ever think about dying. Tidying loose ends, streamlining my needs down to the bare necessities, and leaving life as I know it for an adventure I have no idea about. And it’s probably past the point of getting out of it. Ok, so alot less serious and daunting than actual dying, but sometimes when I have it together I like to think about dying like that 🙂
Another, more enjoyable side effect has been a degree of letting go and priorities changing. I’ve always been super concerned about my appearance. Some people (ahem, my boyfriend) would call that an understatement. But I’ve noticed there’s been a little shift.
Instead of worrying about the size of my thighs or calories burnt while at the gym, I’m worrying more about being strong and fit for our trekking.
I also decided to cut my long hair, simply for ease and convenience. I still like how it looks, but I hope I’ve been willing to sacrifice some vanity here.
Who knows what’s next – foregoing the razor for ‘French-style’ armpits?
I like to think the sky’s the limit 😉