|Sam on a 5.5 mile hike this past Friday.|
I've been thinking so much about the actual Camino experience. Not the preparation or talking about it but the actual doing it. I think it's going to have lots of letting go. Letting go of the way we imaging it will be. Letting go of our struggles that weigh us down so that we can be freed up for whatever lies ahead. It's going to be about taking it one step at a time and just showing up.
We are 16 days away from leaving the country and heading to Europe. I'm both really excited and really nervous. It is daunting to think about walking 540 miles in a foreign land with a ten year old. But when I think about just taking a little adventuresome walk with Sam for just one day it seems so much more doable. After all we are walking one day at a time. We are actually going to divide our days into segments so we will just be doing 2 - 3 walks lasting 2 - 3 hours each. Walking for 8 weeks sounds impossible, but we walk 2 hours like it's nothing. That's what we are going to keep doing from here on out.
I think we are preparing as best we can. Last night we slept in our sleeping bags with eye masks. We are trying to use all of the clothing and items we will take ahead of time--towels and soap, for example. It's easy to get bogged down in the little stuff. Is 3 pairs of socks enough? Do we get a European sim card here or when we arrive? Should we be planning more of our route or just allow it unfold naturally? Do we have all of our paperwork? There are loads of things to think about. This can be a burden. We are trying to squeeze so much into the next 2 weeks!
If you're local please join us this Saturday, May 18, noon - 4 p.m. for a Farewell Fiesta. More details are HERE!