Alternatively: the procrastinator’s tsunami effect.
There’s a lot of things I still have to do before I leave for Peru. Most of the mission-critical tasks have been taken care of, but secondary things like, gasp, the scheduled posts aren’t completely covered yet. And then when I delay their okay-ness by putting them off, that hurts. Especially when you get half-lost in the woods biking and suddenly “lost” three hours of your day.
I don’t know, for some reason it seems like the realization hasn’t fully hit yet. That in four days now, I’ll be on an entirely different continent. The idea’s already making me nervous, but I feel the full impact has yet to come. And that’s kind of scary? I know it’s going to be great times all around, but the constant nagging of “be safe” and “do you have everything taken care of yet” isn’t helping.
Hopefully once I get through the first day all that will go away and make room for fulfilled wanderlust.