Does anyone get anxious before a trip?? I know I do all the time. I get myself so worked up with everything that needs to be done for the weekend away that sometimes I opt out of going away at all and it’s like a huge sigh of relief, but even after all of that worry I know it’s worth the planning when I reach my destination, see all my missed friends and enjoy the adventure the weekend brings and I’m so glad I decided to go.
I think to learning to embrace my enneagram 7 personality type is also helpful. I plan on going into that further in another post, on another day, but one of our main commonalities is our ability to worry about everything and we are always looking for a safe place.
I am loving my "bullet journal" weekend list of the items I need to prep and don't want to forget. I'm realizing I'll need to make a section for my volunteer slots. I signed up for 2 spots, so I want to make sure they are easy to find along with a place for my hosts address and food plan.
This past weekend was another one of those weekends for me. I was super anxious about what is going to happen, who will I be housed with, will I be able to find my host and my way to and from the venues? Will I be able to find an IKEA nearby so I can return the mirror they mailed me and it broke, super not happy with this. All they need to do was wrap the mirror in a few rounds of bubble wrap and this could have all been avoided. Now I have to drive there to exchange it and hopefully get it home without the glass breaking again. Plus, I wanted to pick up some shelves for my kitchen wall. That's my next step in organizing my kitchen. However, I've been waiting for this mirror not so patiently for about 2+ months now and I really want it installed in my bathroom, like ASAP! Anyways, these are some of the things I planned to do while some of the workshops were going on , workshops that I opted not to take for a few reasons, one just being it’s just to much to squeeze in a weekend for me anymore and so I let the kiddos who have tons of energy immerse themselves into the wonderful knowledge of our instructors in hopes that it rubs off on me while we dance. Wishful thinking, I know.
Haha. Just realized I haven’t mentioned what I was doing this past weekend, my bad. I made my way to Philadelphia, the city of love, for a workshop weekend for the DJX Fusion Exchange. Though as I mentioned above I opted to skip the workshops. Not that I don’t need them. I would LOVEto take them, but money and time are just not in my favor. I was really looking forward to spending that free time with some time with my Philly friends while the workshops are happening, sleeping in a little longer and reading my book, The Joy of Less, which has been sadly neglected this last month. I want to finish it so that I can graduate to the Kon Mari book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, which I’m super excited to start reading. I've been hearing some really great things about her methods. She's so good she's never had a repeat client.
I am also loving my weekly - to do list - spread so far. i still need to work on my doodling, but the layout is def a plus for me.
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