I am in shock. I can’t believe I am doing this. You all know that one of the things on my list of things I want to do in my life is travel. In fact, I would love to do that and make a living doing it somehow. So recently I put it out there as “I am willing and ready”. And left the details to Spirit.
This past weekend while chatting online, I was asked if I wanted to accompany my friend on a trip out of the country in December after her other friend had to bow out. It’s for two weeks. Heck yeah! was my first response. Then the doubts started to creep in, I can’t, it’s too much money, etc. Omg my boss will not like this, I just had a vacation. How can I spend more money so soon after the last one? Two weeks is a long time. This wasn’t on my list of places I dreamt of visiting….. on and on. But I said yes, conditionally, after she said she would cover the lodging since she was going anyhow.
I decided that if I am to do what I want, I at least have to allow the opening to stay open and not slam the door shut on the first chance I get.
First thing I did Monday was to go in and talk to my boss. I laid it out for her, the opportunity and my doubts and guilt for leaving again so soon. So who came along and gave my boss a personality makeover? She told me that if I had the time, I should go. When would that opportunity come along again? And she said she was okay with it.
My next step yesterday was to go to the county clerk’s office to get the paperwork for a passport and hope it comes through in time. It will be very close but if I am meant to go, then it will come when it needs to come. I got the photo done, the money orders, the needed ID’s together and the paperwork filled out and all turned in by 10 this morning. I did all this in between transports. It was more expensive than I thought it would be, that’s for sure. Not going to think about that though. One step at a time.
I yet have to let my husband in on the news lol. I wasn’t even sure the boss would be agreeable nor if I could get a passport in time for the trip so I was waiting for something definite to say.
I also have to book and pay for another flight plan. Ugh. But hey, Merry Christmas kids, mom/gramma’s going to Panama! Hehehe.
Holy crap, can’t believe I’m doing this…..