Pat and I are about to embark on an epic trip together, and we realise this fact. Only twelve short days separate us from our desks in Sydney and a business class flight with lay-flat seats across half the globe.
We’ve been frantically buying last-minute travel gear, crossing tasks off our giant lists, and openly talking about this trip to anyone that asks. We KNOW this trip is near. We FEEL that there is an excitement of sorts attached to it.
But when the freak will it start to actually feel real?!
I took a short poll over on the BvtW Facebook page asking the question to others of when a trip starts to feel real. The majority of people responded that it doesn’t feel real until they pack their bags, which I often used to think was the case for me until more recent trips.
During these times, it wasn’t even being on the plane that made the trip sink in — and not even the actual landing that made it all come to life. No, I sometimes don’t feel like I’m living a trip until the trip is coming to an end.
Ever feel like this?
Ever wander sleepily through a short trip to just feel like it sped right by you standing on the street corner?
It is for this reason that I feel the standard 2 week holiday is just not enough. It’s not enough time to decompress and begin to take it in. Luckily, this trip should give us more time… more time to feel the reality sinking in.