I don’t know about you guys, but I’m excited about filling these pages with my new adventures and I’m just know that 2018 will be for Tea C what 2017 was for Cardi B. But before I look ahead I need to say goodbye to a few things.
This pair of sandals that served me good for 4 British Summers plus lots of trips broke beyond repair in Mexico and I had to leave them behind, fairwell you brave ‘soles’. I’ve tried Teva (#nospon), but they are either too big or too small and with the Saltwaters (#nospon) I had the feeling I was turning into some kind of duck creature.
I really need to be a bit less relaxed on confirming important details – and not just assuming things will all work out bright and breezy on the day. This relaxed attitude meant I my mouth was left hanging wide open as the train ticket person told me the price for a journey was three times what I had accounted for! I did do some prep research, but I probably got distracted by a cat GIF…
I have to stop going on trips without cleaning up my phone memory first. I don’t want to be in a situation with a killer sunset happening at Piazzale Michelangelo while I’m stuck deleting photos of a breakfast I had in 2015. Actually … can I leave my phone in 2017?
In addition to the shitty phone, there is also the untrustworthy external charger – that only works if the wind blows in a particular way at any given time and I do a small dance counter-clockwise three times on one leg. This charger with a personality needs the heave ho – it’s forced me way too many times to interact with people for directions without the use of online phone maps.
Stress before going away has eaten away at me a lot more than I like to admit, especiall with uncontrollable reoccurring thoughts and certain actions I had to do to avoid the thoughts. I have taken the first steps and I’m definitely ok and ready to leave behind a chunk of it. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to rearrange my travel guides in order of how hot it was on the day I visited.
And there is the suitcase whose wheels broke after the second time I used it, I need some kind of commitment otherwise you are going to end up in a dust corner. Plus it stressed me out as it’s one of those that may get checked in and who knows how it will reappear…Let’s hope my backpack will last me another 12 years because it’s my comfort blanket and I don’t know if I could take it if those straps gave up on me mid-trip.
When I see an amazing last minute super cheap flight to an exotic island I can’t help but why I didn’t save my annual leaving days instead of doing the 3/4 smaller trips. Just an example of stupid silly what ifs and other worries that come to mind, and as there really is no point in ‘what ifs?’ and they are not worth my time or energy so I’m letting go of those and making my second motto ‘better an oops than a what if’.
What are you leaving behind in 2017?