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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Little expectations and lots of baby wipes

2 Hours to DC, 12.5 hours to Qatar, 10 hour layover, 4 hours to Kathmandu. In my mind, this is going to be the most stressful part about the trip. Flying in limbo between the relaxation of home and the chaos of Kathmandu with nothing but anticipation and a stranger holding a piece of paper with my name on it to greet me when I finally arrive. None of this feels real yet, but I don't expect it will for a few weeks. I image a moment when I stop holding my breath and finally relax into a daily routine and start to let this new place feel familiar. I have little expectations and a LOT of baby wipes, so I think I'm ready for the worst. Endless love to everyone who has been so supportive, which is everyone. It quieted the voice in my head yelling, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?!" And ignoring that voice is part of the fun of crazy adventures. I'm packed and ready so HERE WE GO!

"Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth."


1 comment:

  1. Just had a text from Mariah - arrived in Qatar, with a free hotel room for the layover, and a promise from the hotel for a wake up call so she won't miss her 4:45am flight to Kathmandu

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