In a few days the dogs and I are leaving on our West Coast Road Trip. And we’re getting that deer-in-the-headlights look.
My trip preparedness to-do list is too long. I can’t possibly get everything completed in time.
My packing list is too long. I can’t possibly get everything packed in the car comfortably.
Will our trip be a failure if I don’t prepare enough? Do I really need all this stuff?
Don’t Need It
I’ve been dreaming of getting away from it all, hitting the road, taking a hike, heading for the hills. And carve out a little space and time to just be with my two faithful companions.
So why am I trying to drag all this baggage from home along with me? The expectations of perfection, and all the stuff to support it.
I’m taking a step back to simplify. I know what the bare essentials are and what we need to play it safe on the road. I don’t need everything else.
The harder part, though, is letting go of the idea that I can control what’s going to happen on this doggie road trip. That I can be ready for any eventuality.
It’s time to trust myself with the ability to adapt. Live in the moment. Be OK with being uncomfortable.
Maybe by the end of this trip I’ll be able to bring back some ‘in the moment’ attitude and start getting rid of this baggage laying around at home.