Sitting here in the airport, lugage checked, security cleared, waiting to board. My excitement has dwindled, and I haven’t even left. I am now a visible minority, and I’m still in Canada. I can’t listen to anyones conversations, I can’t even read the newspaper over their shoulder.
I am happy and sad at the same time. I’ve never spent more then a week away from home, ever.
I am sad for my girl, she sleeps solo tonight for the first time in over a year. It is difficult for her, and it is difficult for me. She knows I love her, but that is little comfort while she’s home alone.
I am happy for myself. For working so hard to make this possible. It costs a small fortune to fly half way around the world, and hike half way up the worlds tallest mountain.
20minutes until we board, it can’t come quick enough. Let the journey begin.