what a rollercoaster of a day! A 7am flight and a massive paranoia of oversleeping (and a track record to justify this).. doesn't lend well to a good and satisfying nights sleep. However with 3 alarms set and the phone clasped in a vice like grip all night, 4am saw me up and making the last few preparations for leaving. Am sure I have forgotten to do something but am hoping I will continue to forget to remember what. Ignorance is bliss and all that! (Or just leave it to someone who can actually so something about it to fix it).
Exeter airport is fantastic..as what seems to be the smallest airport ever..means the least stressful departures (with one gate..what can go wrong?!). The only little near stress was when security said they needed to open up and unpack my bike :/ however once I came back from coffee they changed their minds and had just put it through without opening. Gotta love small town security...
There have been a few 'wobbles' the last few weeks..moments of being overwhelmed when I started to think too much about the next few months.but it has been interesting as it has meant that have had to find coping techniques to stop it going too far..and what has worked the best is what works best with kids..distraction. example of some in my head discussions..
Me: 'Oh my god oh my god what on earth am I doing this for??? I could just stay home and be nice and comfy etc etc'
Inner me: 'Ooo look over there!!! A cute guy!!'
Me: 'where where??'
And all trail of thought on the sabbatical is quickly whisked away. It is reassuring to know my brain works the same way as a five year olds still and am so easily distracted. But if it works it works and it does again and again.
The downside to this technique though is that I now have a rather unhealthy obsession with Ricky Wilson.
(And no.. I didn't plan my leaving date to coincide with the end of the Voice )
after walking the streets and beach of Malaya, I have now found a bar, so will update about the city tomorrow rather than try to put some slurry sentences together now