- Should I go out or stay in to snuggle up with a good book or movie?
- Will I sleep in on Saturday or get up early for a hike in the mountains or a run along the water? Maybe visit a farmer’s market and buy something delicious for dinner?
- Can I visit with friends this weekend, gather people together for a fun event, or just sit back and do some people watching or work on a project?
Friday nights are full of possibilities, and for that reason alone I’ve always loved them. Miss Minimalist says an empty container has the most value because of the potential for use, and I think it works the same way with time.
Right now we are at the Friday Night before our big adventure. We have finished 2 years of hard work in saving, downsizing, and planning, and we’re even hosting an event this week to show other people how to do the same thing. The work is done, and now we get to enjoy the big trip in front of us.
I feel excited, anxious, overwhelmed, and a little bit exhausted right now, and the combination reminds me of the anticipation I feel on Friday nights (x100, of course).
We’ve spent the last couple of weeks visiting with old friends, getting to know new friends, and working on the Meet, Plan, Go event scheduled for September 14. In many ways this feels like our big going away party because it is so close to our departure date, and I love knowing that we don’t know even half of the people coming.
There is no real point to this post except to tell you that the final feelings before departure are a mixture of joy, anticipation, sadness, and overwhelm. My posts will probably reflect that confusion of emotions. I’m working to savor every moment of this experience, and I’ll be comparing notes on Tuesday with Pamela of Spunky Girl Monologues, who is joining us for Meet, Plan, Go before she heads out on her round-the-world adventure.
How do you handle the angsty anticipation before a big event?