Okidoki! Here’s some fun…Many of you have been asking for a visual aid. So, here’s a map of our destinations… Click on the link to see the map in Google maps: Map of India Trip
So…when you’re counting down to a fun activity (such as going to India), which day do you use to countdown? The day you start the journey? Or, the day you arrive at your destination?
We leave for LA on Thursday (2 days), our plane leaves Saturday (4 days) and we arrive in India on Tuesday of next week in the weeeeee hours of the morning.
When I started counting down to this occasion I decided on the middle one. Seems like a good compromise. But, as the days get closer the meaning of time seems to change. Some moments seem to take forever while others seem to slip through my fingers like silky sand.
One of the teachings that I expect to practice repeatedly during this trip is the importance of being in the present moment. Already, I have experienced the phenomenon Indian time (trying to create an account with the Indian Railway is not for the impatient!). I have already practiced the hurry up and wait attitude and I know this is only the beginning…So, I better get comfortable with the concept of time bending. Ru and I can practice our magical skills while we travel.
Either way, it is a very interesting time. I feel anxious and nervous, yet calm and ready. We’ve been planning this for a long time, and it has almost arrived. A dream almost realized…Another lesson in being in the moment. Staying out of the future as well as the past to completely embody this moment which is truly full of every emotion.
Bear with me while I figure this stuff out folks. Pretty soon you’ll actually have relevant posts!
As the days grow nearer I am bombarded daily with the list of things to do..Get copies of this, confirm reservations here, get your last vaccination, oh! and don’t forget to go to the gym!
In fact this last little part is what has me spinning lately. I mean…7 weeks without the gym? What’s a girl to do?! I imagine I’ll do just fine after I get into the swing of not having the daily routine of an elevated heart rate. And, my muscles will surely be limp noodles by the time I return, right? Well, at least the sweating part won’t be a problem. From what I understand…it’s a bit warm in India.
Among other lessons during this trip, one for me will certainly being one of ‘letting go’. There’s nothing I can do about not working out and eating fried foods (eating anything raw is pretty much prohibited by the travel nurse)…So, I guess I’ll just look at it like I’m getting a head start on my Thanksgiving Thighs :)…After all, I truly am very thankful for this journey!
Alright India! Two weeks until we join your dusty Tamil Nadu streets, sandy Goan beaches and lush Kerala hillsides.
We are so excited and prepared for it all. The love, the joy, the sorrow, the heat!
I am hoping this platform will prove to be a great way to share our journey with family and loved ones. So I’m starting a few weeks early to get the hang of it.