ready for takeoff

So here we are. about 16 hours from leaving for the airport. I have winnowed everything i will be carrying around for the next 6 months down to this:


meanwhile, my husband has not yet packed a single thing.



suppose that tells you just a little bit about the difference in approach. and that’s probably a very good thing.

we definitely have our roles to play in this trip. i am the planner who’s trying not to be. he’s the drifter who’s trying to be a bit more organised.

i am excited, and a little nervous. doing some last minute ipod loading (what was I *thinking* with that janet jackson cd?!?)

but really – this is a big one on the list. something i’ve wanted to do, dreamt of doing for so long – yet never really thought would actually happen. through sheer stubbornness and a healthy dose of self-sacrifice, we made this happen.

I am inordinately proud, a little bit terrified, and incredibly tired. time for a good night’s sleep. next stop, beijing.

see you there.

One Response to “ready for takeoff”

  1. Brett
    April 16th, 2006 16:37

    Laughed out loud when I saw your wee pack (very impressive how light it is!), and then saw Jonno on the couch with a beer. :)

    Can’t wait to hear about China!

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