I don’t even know how many years it’s been since this last happened.
I honestly can’t think of a trip in recent memory where I’ve done something like this.
This evening I am flying from the Pacific side of our nation to the Atlantic: Vancouver to Toronto to Montreal to Halifax ( love those flights on points eh?). By tomorrow, on Canada’s 150th birthday, I will have arrived to begin a trip through Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador.
I have just finished packing my carry-on bag. I also always carry a little daypack as my ‘office’. It holds my journal, pens, a book, chargers and my lap top so I can keep my blog up to date.
But this time – are you ready for this? – I am leaving my laptop behind.
Told you it’s crazy!
I almost decided to take my iPad, but in the end, it too, is staying home. Instead, I’m going to be traveling for one month, completely unencumbered by anything more than my phone.
It feels a little risky. Actually, it kind of feels like I’m traveling semi-naked.
I considered posting the odd picture just because it sort of terrifies me to go completely blog-silent for a month. But then I ask myself – what the hell is that all about? (Either do this thing, this sabbatical thing, or don’t. You can’t have it both ways can you now? – Sometimes I really wish my mother would stay out of my head).
I’ll still be posting to my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts (please click on any or all of those links to follow). Now. Considering all those social media outlets, I think we can safely ascertain that it’s not exactly a monastic month of Zen-like cyber-silence.
So, for now, this is me signing off from the land of bloggage.
Have a wonderful July and we’ll talk again in August.