Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Getting ready to trek

I have been training for the past 6 months so that I will enjoy being in the Himalayas on my 18 day trek.

I am feeling lighter as my belongings and responsibilities are lifted from me, and the date gets closer to get on the plane.

There are many details yet to attend to, wrapping up at work, saying goodbyes to some, and to others, "so long for now." Parts of this process are very hard. I picture myself actually climbing in Annapurna to get through those moments of doubt. Many friends encourage me daily, for which I am extremely grateful.

"...And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from." —T. S. Eliot

Saturday, February 13, 2010

It begins before I begin...

I am 5 weeks to my departure date, March 20. I will leave with a one way ticket to Kathmandu, and not sure when I will be coming home. Maybe 6 months, maybe 1 year.

Follow my adventures here and within 2 weeks I will also have a companion Web site.