Packed and Ready to Go
Tomorrow morning I leave Atlanta and head to New Orleans on my first across country stop. It is bitter sweet leaving. I find myself oscillating between manic excitement and blind terror. Watching my friends and family well up with tears has been harder to take than I anticipated. It feels so wonderful to be loved and so heartbreaking to see the ones I love sad to see me go.
This morning, despite drizzling rain and frigid temperature, I packed my car to capacity. My artwork neatly stacked in the trunk, bags of clothes, and art supplies piled on top. What a strange thrill to see your life fit into the back of a car.
I took painstaking care to organize my food for the journey. As shown in my little drawing above my full list of food/cookware is as follows (left to right):
lentils (to be made in the rice cooker)
brown rice syrup
French press for coffee
gluten free soy sauce
plastic jug with lid
propane for camping stove
2 x forks
box of oranges and bananas
stainless steel stackable to go containers
basmati rice x 2 10lbs
I am nervous and prepared and thrilled and terrified. As Bob Dylan said now is the time to, "...strike another match go start anew." And that is exactly what I intend to do.