It has certainly been very trying and emotionally taxing for me since being back to Houston. I had no idea how much I really detest living here until we came back in August 2009. Most of my days have been very dark and unproductive for the past few months (perhaps, that is for another post at another time).
I’ve been paralyzed by indecision and inaction – first it was Peru (Eco Truly Park), then it was Haiti, and of course, Thailand was always a backup option. A few weeks have passed and waiting to be deployed to Haiti is no longer the answer for now, and I won’t be going to South America, specifically Peru, due to flood (not completely off of our list, not the right time is all).
On Wednesday, Jack @DrGotPassport had a brilliant idea to kick me out of Houston and for me to consider attending TEDxBKK.@RichardEscobar a friend in Thailand, and by Thursday, we made a decision for me to attend TEDxBKK. He’s been in contact with
We bought the tickets on Friday and I’m leaving early next week just in time for TEDxBKK. Certainly an unexpected journey. To say that I am feeling very fortunate is truly an understatement. Truth is, I don’t even know where I am staying. One thing BKK has is a plethora of lodging choices- so I don’t need to—- worry? 🙂
As with all other adventures, the shock does not wear off and the reality does not kick in until I’m at the airport ready to board the plane or in the car ready to take off for a road trip.
So many ideas floating in my head. But for now, I am going to sit and soak in the very idea that I will be in Thailand enjoying TEDxBKK by this time next week.
Of course some light packing is in order. Most importantly, this laptop, cameras, a smart phone and anything else I need to make sure I stay connected with family. OK yes, I’ll admit that Twitter, Facebook and Skype are few of the necessities for such a trip. So armed with technology, I believe I am—– ready?
But before I sign off, I dedicate this lovely quote to my husband @DrGotPassport:
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzo
Next time I write on this blog, it will likely be from somewhere in Thailand.