Oh, hey. I’m going to Germany today! Actually, I’m leaving Los Angeles today, but I won’t arrive in Germany until Friday morning, at which point I will probably be delirious.
As I have hinted at on twitter and totes the best, I feel incredibly unprepared. Trip planning is not even kind of my thing, though I had more fun with it than I expected, and I didn’t give myself a lot of time to do it, so basically I have a passport and I am getting on a plane. I’ve gone from fear to excitement to panicked-excitement. Now I’m ready to see what happens.
I was just about to say that I have no expectations, but I actually have a ton of expectations. Less about this being a magical and life-changing experience, and more about what I’ll see in Germany and how I’ll spend my time. I have never traveled in Europe before and I have never traveled alone, so everything about this is new. It seems to me that there is value enough in that–and in doing something that scares me–so I’m not worried about magic.
September has been kind of a weird month in my life. I never caught up after taking a break from the internet and then I was gone for a week and now I’m leaving again for more than a week. I have no idea how people keep up with the internet when they’re away; I struggle with it even when I’m spending most of my day in front of a computer.
There are a million things I want to write about, and even posting as much as I can, I can’t say it all. This just feels like a creative time (most of the last year+ has), and I wonder if I should be directing my energy in different directions, but sitting down to blog feels most natural. I’ve actually regretted a few times that I only have one blog now.
So maybe October will be different. For now, Germany! See you around-ish, I think. I have no idea. Be back for sure next month.