Monday, August 24, 2015

10 Weeks, 1 Suitcase

Have you ever tried to condense your life and wardrobe into one suitcase? And have that one suitcase of belongings sustain you for 10+ weeks?

Before this adventure I haven't. I can't say I ever even thought about it. So to attempt to do this now, 18 hours before I leave and overwhelmed doesn't even begin to summarize the situation. 

The only things out numbering the tears (and tantrums and frustrations) are the clothes strewn about the bedroom. 

In reality, it's just stuff. There will be stores if I forget anything. And I will see Wyatt hopefully in a few weeks. But the reality of packing my life into one suitcase for the next ten weeks is more than I can handle tonight.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Adventure of a Lifetime

I still can't quite believe where this summer has taken me. Or where it will continue to take me, for that matter. I just received my flight itinerary for my next adventure, so I guess it's safe to say it's actually happening. This time next week I'll be boarding a flight to Denver to join up with the Green Beret Adventure Team for the next 10 weeks.

I don't even know where to begin with this. Or how exactly it all came to be. It all feels a little too surreal to actually be happening, but it is. And here's how it happened. I think.

Earlier this year we happened to be bowling with our friend's Zack & Lindsey. They shared with us that Zack was gearing up to ride his bicycle across country to raise money and awareness for veteran services. The last detail he had yet to work out was who would be driving his SAG vehicle and coordinating his events & media. So of course my dear husband volunteers me. Joking or serious, I'll never really know, but here I am. Flight itinerary in hand.

Over beers and ciders, at a number of different breweries, I was talked into going Zack on this adventure. First for 4wks, which became 6wks, and before I knew it, I was committed to 10 of the 14wks.

I still don't entirely know what I have gotten myself into, or how to prepare for the adventures ahead. I think it's fair to say that at this point I am equally excited and scared shitless. But it's for a great guy, and in support of an incredible cause, so I guess it's time for me to put on my big girl pants and go for it.