When Compared to Mars – Antarctica is Nothing!
holy smokes – we leave tomorrow for argentina (hello all the meat and all the malbec) and i am so very excited! after we spend a few days there, we head to mother-effing-antarctica! thanks colorado for sending us some snow to prepare us slightly more for what’s to come.
i am currently experiencing bouts of my prescribed anxiety but honestly i am doing way better than i expected. turns out you really can change your mindset and brain to function differently – thank goodness.
i think part of this change is because of the steps i have taken to deal with anxiety but also because we saw “the martian” yesterday. this put some things into perspective when i was feeling nervous about our cruise to antarctica.
so i have to share a bathroom with our neighbors on the boat…at least i’m not stranded on mars!
so i may not like the food on the ship…at least i’m not stranded on mars (and have to grow food with poop)!
so maybe i forgot a few things at home…at least i’m not stranded on mars and it would take years to reach me!
so i may be on a small boat that is experiencing the roughest water in the world for a few days…at least i’m not being thrown around in outer space!
i get that it’s a movie but for some reason it really put things into perspective. we took my dad to see it and he was an aerospace engineer for 33 years so it was fun to hear his views on what could potentially happen and what was way off base. my dad has been to multiple launches and even got to say “all systems go, prepare to launch” for his program! that’s the final step before someone flips the switch (it’s not a button) to launch the rocket or shuttle. badass.
after feeling a confidence boost from the movie and drinking some gin & ginger, we spent last night doing our final packing (using my travel checklist). i’m proud to say we narrowed it down to two carry-ons, one checked bag, my backpack and wearing our ginormous coats on the plane!
there was a moment where i didn’t think it would be possible but wait until i reveal some of what we packed in those suitcases which shall make an appearance on antarctica!
my husband and i go about packing very differently, partly because he has zero travel anxiety and i have quite a bit. i need to lay everything out in piles to be sure i have enough of each item and then run through at least 12 scenarios regarding which sweater to bring. he says “i’ve got my passport and computer, everything else can be replaced.” oh what a joyous feeling that must be for him. i’ll be over in the corner trying to figure out which pairs of underwear and socks will keep me the warmest (and are sink-laundry-friendly since there is no laundry on the boat)!
i have a few posts planned while we are traveling but when we are on antarctica, we will have zero wifi and slow internet for like $17 a minute. we are spending all that money on our live event from there (The Map to Dreaming BIG). basically i’m letting you know to expect a few less posts while we are experiencing a once in a lifetime adventure. after we return, you best believe i’ll be blowing up with content, stories and pictures of penguins!
while i spend the next few hours ensuring everything is packed, our business and clients are taken care of and then figuring out how to take better photos in blinding white snow, head over to A Prioritized Marriage, where i share what it’s like to be married to a motivational speaker!
however your day is going…at least you aren’t stranded on mars!