Yesterday I left my house in Brooklyn for a month and a half. The night before, I had just come back from a huge antique show in Massachusetts. In order to get to the show, I flew home from Chicago, then got in a car and drove three hours. The month before I took a 10 day trip to Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto.
For six months out of the year I am lucky enough to travel a lot for work. I also have a bit of wanderlust as that extends to my personal life too. Luckily, all of this including work is shared with my travel buddy and husband Steven.
When I got a new passport with my married name, I knew it was a long shot, but I sent a note asking them to send my old passport back. I cherish all the stamps (usually my only souvenirs) that fill the pages. Someone in the passport office must have taken pity on me that day because they actually sent it back to me…complete with a whole punched in the middle. That seemed fair.
Occasionally, I am reminded by someone who doesn’t get to travel much how very special my circumstance is. Over the next 6 months I will get to go on to Vancouver, Cancun, Los Angeles, Oakland, Philadelphia, Boston, Portland, ME, Atlanta, Austin, Winter Park, London and Melbourne, Australia, and back to New York here and there.
It seems like a great opportunity to document this exciting time, even if it is just to read about it later in life.
Today marks day one of this expedition journal…