Bonfire, fireworks, autumn leaves. As 2013 becomes the dying embers of the raging fire that it was in July, my time until setting off draws closer. When the new year dawns the culmination of my plans will be in sight.
Its all becoming real. Yet there is still so much to do. I am gathering the bits I need, stashing away stuff that I think I will find useful..
There will come a time when I have to lay out all the kit and try to actually fit it onto or into the bike. There's a whole new challenge.
How do I plan for a year on the road and throw away stuff that I won't need, and carry the essential things I will need? what is essential and what is not? I guess I will find out!
This is a voyage of self discovery as much as a journey of exploration.
I am overcoming worrying thoughts about giving up on lifes little luxuries, my books and TV channels. My big stupid fantastic 4WD truck, my guitar, CD collection and memories in all my belongings around me. What is important I will store, what I can replace or live without will go. The most difficult possession to let go will be the Mitsubishi truck. But it will be replaced by freedom to embark on this adventure
In the end remembering the reasons behind my decision to embark on this course is what's important. The once in a lifetime chance to follow a dream and achieve an ambition. Everything else I can sort out later.
So onwards and upwards. keeping focussed on the target is what's important right now I think. In this little pool of calm before the real organisation starts. After Christmas I will have to kick it all into gear and get moving again. But until then its save what I can, spend as little as possible and work where ever possible.
can we have another log on the fire Mr Scrooge?