(or 10 problems to overcome before I travel)
RIGHT! Let’s get a few things straight.
Getting ready to travel to another country and a new adventure isn’t all peaches and cream. I sat down and made a list of the things I had to DO.
Obstacle 1 – organize my passport.
Obstacle 2 – find someone to look after my home and animals while I’m away.
Obstacle 3 – tell my family and wait for the negative reaction.
Obstacle 4 – get to the doctor’s and have a check-up and get vaccinations.
Obstacle 5 – go to Sydney (shudder – I don’t like the city) and meet my potential ‘boss’ in Cambodia.
Obstacle 6 – have enough money to buy my airline ticket.
Obstacle 7 – and any other problems that may pop up before I leave.
Obstacle 8 – get over my fear of heights.
Obstacle 9 – find out where I would be going, and how to get there.
Obstacle 10 – work out how to be careful and not get Dengue fever (I’ve had it before) and Malaria while I’m away.
I looked at that list and sighed. That was certainly ENOUGH difficulties to surmount for the moment.
Where to start?
Okay – let’s start at the very beginning. (Gosh – that sounds like the start of a song – Sound of Music and Julie Andrews starts scrolling in my mind – better put on a CD of music) … Whoops … distraction number one – better get back on track.
Obstacle 1 :- Check. New passport done, dusted and delivered.
Obstacle 2 :- Check. A friend already lined up to stay in my house and look after the animals.
Obstacle 3 :- Check. Couldn’t believe there was a resounding “Good for you, Mum. That’s awesome!” from my family.
Obstacle 4 :- Well – that’s coming up on the last week of April – so I’ll let you know next blog posting.
Obstacle 5 :- Check. I’ve been to Sydney and met the owner of the orphanage. It wasn’t as bad as I thought!
Now I’m more excited than ever with the prospect of helping in the orpanage and meeting the all the people over there. So – we are now up to Obstacle 6 – I’ll keep you updated next month on the progress I’m making.
See you then.