Every postponed call, every delayed memo – needs action.
To do’s: file or trash or … trash.
No more than usual, yet sense of urgency will permeate most tasks.
Packing takes less than fifteen minutes. I could start today. Too soon, yet urgency of thought – packing sunscreen, t-shirts, lap-top, shorts, golf shoes, sandals – all I need. And my floral Hawaiian neck cushion. I called the kennel. Gusta gets a holiday too. She’s booked.
Energy level self-boosting, adrenalin rush.
Not so fast …
Laughter, brain flowing. Like hot lava.
Checked passport (needs renewal).
Shoulder-weight slackens, calendar altering overcomes everything – much thought and way-too-long longing, for vacation.
Five years. Partly due to some financial constraints but mostly because of my dad’s frail state, I didn’t go anywhere.
I didn’t go far.
Didn’t stay long either.
This has been a long time coming. So much powerful familiar elation. Planning, booking, packing - something I’ve not done in way too long – feeling relaxed/frenetic all at once – from moment booking is made (thank you CC - you are fast – and you delivered seat-sale prices, woo-hoo, who knew?)
Fresh eyes – for every file, every slip of paper, every task, every agenda item – suddenly only three criteria:
- complete before I go,
- start and complete before I go, and
- don’t even think about starting that!
And projects – first two categories.
Hints for travel to Hawaii this November: have great travel agent, book kennel, check passport, pack, go … just book-em Dano.
Lots of time, but none for wasting.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 7C / 44F, clear, light breeze … Gust and I walked under a half-moon and sky full of stars this morning. I couldn’t help but think of how much warmer that walk will feel in the debt of night in the middle of Kula, same sky – different location, same air – just relocated a few thousand miles