I had every intention of finishing this post and having it up yesterday. I thought to myself, “Oh Susan, you have loads of time at the airport in Dublin! If not there, you’ll be in Leith by 5:00 at the latest, so you can do a quick edit and post it then!”
But you see, I forgot what a brutal mistress jetlag is. We had just enough energy to get to a grocery store, make some dinner, try to watch the Wales-Belgium match on TV and get ourselves to bed. We fell asleep before 9PM local time, and just woke up about a half hour ago at 12:30. So for anyone who was patiently waiting for this post (LOL), accept my deepest apologies.
It’s time! It’s here! We have officially reached Scotland! To be honest, I’ve been thinking and dreaming and planning for the last year, so it’s a little surreal to me that the day has finally come for us to begin this crazy adventure. We had a road trip with my father up to New York on Thursday, an overnight flight to Dublin and a final hop to Edinburgh. Now the fun part begins!
Looking back, I’m not afraid to admit that I’ve hit some snags in my planning period. I’ve had some breakdowns and I’ve had some upswings. There have been plenty of days where I’ve been stuck on one or two problems and other days where I’ve flown through my to-do list. I’m starting to learn that I don’t have to do everything but I need to at least do something when the urge strikes. I can’t fight who I am, a down-to-the-minute-detail planner, but I can at least use it to my advantage. I’ve also learned the art of compromise which will be helpful in all aspects of my life. I can’t always have an exact plan in place, but I can certainly know what I’d like to do!
I’ve learned so much during this process, which if I remember for our next trip it should at least make it go a little smoother.
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