I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.
Red, Movie = The Shawshank Redemption
Unlike Red, I did not spend 30 years in prison, nor am I breaking parole. But I am on the cusp of a long journey, I am a free man, and I am heading to Mexico. And I am not sure what the conclusion of my journey will be (not exactly). Like Red, a lot of the motivation is hope, combined with wanting to move on from current circumstances. Aka get busy living, or get busy dying. And I've been to MX several times, so its informed hope.
I am finding it hard to sit still, concentrating is also a bit of a challenge. I've done all the prep I can think of - though the "pack the car, lets see if it all fits" moment of truth is yet to come. I've done so much purging, yet this remains an issue. This is of secondary importance though, I do fully understand the fact the administration is in order - Car Maintenance Current, Hotel Reservations, Banking, Immigration, TIP - are much more important versus whether or not I pack enough pairs of socks.
The weather is looking good, temps have come down in Nevada, Arizona and western Mexico. It's actually semi-cold here in the northern USA, I'm likely to not need to use the AC in my car the first few days. This is all good, should increase my comfort, and subject my car to less of a stress test.
If anyone has thoughts or last days pieces of advice, I'm all ears.