Life is all about timing…

“Life is all about timing…the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable becomes available, the unattainable…attainable.  Have the patience, wait it out.  It’s all about timing.”  ~Stacey Chart

 

…the unreachable becomes reachable…

A mere 13 days until I land in LaPaz Bolivia with Teresa and I feel as if I am not in any way, shape or form….prepared.  I’ve been telling myself for months that I need to work on learning more Spanish and still feel like I don’t know any. I can say ‘hello’ and know a few random words but if I am expected to carry on a conversation I am totally screwed. I’m hoping that I will pick up quickly when I am immersed in the language. It’s either pick it up or be totally lost….here’s hoping!

…the unavailable become available…

I’m still languishing over my choice of backpack.  I’ve packed and unpacked it several times and although it will hold everything that I am planning to take….it’s not going to give me any extra room.  I guess that means that I can save some money by not having the ability to shop.  Am I happy or sad about that fact? 

…the unattainable, attainable…

Teresa has booked our arrival hostel and for that, I am grateful.  I’m still having difficulty figuring out where I am going to stay for the wedding in Mexico and what to do after….Guatemala is still very much in the forefront of my thoughts but my attempts to figure out how to get there via bus is proving much more difficult than I had imagined.  I hold out hopes that it will all fall together at the last-minute.  I’ve decided that if I do manage to figure out the bus situation, I will be certain to compose a detailed blog entry on how to do it.  I’m beginning to feel like a guinea pig or experiment gone (potentially) awry.

Have the patience, wait it out.

Patience has never been a virtue of mine.  I’m going to try to remember this quote as the next two weeks tick by.  Hopefully, it will keep me from stressing out too much.

Do you stress out before a trip?  What are your tricks to relax and have patience for things to work out?