The itinerary for the first few months is shaping up – see photo. The amount of effort it takes to do this is enormous: cleaning the house out (24 years of dust does not go gently), getting rid of possessions, extricating ourselves from work, from community, from projects. The guilt I feel about leaving my band is staggering.
I now understand why more people do not do this. For many months I have been preparing myself mentally for the hardships of living long-term out of a back-pack. What I hadn’t prepared for was the angst involved in getting to that point.