No sleep till Windhoek.

Preface: that is a picture of me avoiding sideways hail on the Oregon coast last weekend but it’s also pretty symbolic of how I feel about moving halfway across the world sometimes. Attractive, I know.

“Are you excited? Scared? Ready?”

See: last post. (Hint: all of the above). That’s what everyone’s been asking me lately. More than anything, I’ve been tired.

At this point, I have every weekend filled until I leave. And now I’m resorting to weekday evenings after work to fulfill all of my Seattle bucket list items. I wish I lived every week like these last few/next few weeks.

But I’ve also been torn between my introvert tendencies and FOMO. I want to do everything with everyone during these last few weeks but at the same time, having a night where I don’t have to balance packing/work/freelance/selling stuff/friends/family/etc. are so far and few between that I seriously cherish them.

What used to be leisure has become a luxury. And I’m not complaining! Staying busy feels good, but at the same time turning my mind off for a night is also pretty nice. I’ve been staying up way too late and waking up way too early constantly making lists in my head. So much to do, so little time.

Moving to a different country is exhausting, guys! And I haven’t even done it yet.

Anyways, I just wanted to say I’ve been so thankful for the last few weekends. I’ve been surrounded by so many of my favorite people and making the best memories – getting out in nature, traveling, spending time with cool people, listening to amazing music, eating better than ever… the list goes on. At the risk of being overly sentimental here, I’ve noticed that when your time is limited it gives you a different (better!) perspective on everything.

I may be tired but there’s only 1 month left! I wish I could think of a witty sleepless in Seattle line but I can’t. So.. let’s keep it going folks.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mark says:

    I’m so excited for you!! And jealous. I look forward to following your journey. You’ll be there before you know it. I’m glad you’re soaking up the last weeks before you leave.

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  2. Sheryl Todd says:

    So excited for you and this life-altering experience awaiting you. Don’t be too worried about your safety, better Namibia than London or Stockholm of late. Our experience with the Africans we have met with in South Africa, has been nothing but positive, we hope you find the same is true in Namibia. Take care. ❣Aunt Sheryl and Uncle Chuck

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