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For the past few weeks, I wavered between feeling nervous about this trip and being scared enough to want to call it off and go get my job and apartment back. But when I woke up this morning, I was not nervous at all. I'd like to think it was because I had finally gotten used to the idea, but I think it's more the fact that now what's done is really done. So, no point in being scared now.
Which is good because London has been great! I made a friend on the plane - I was trying to avoid strangers until I was actually lonely, but you all know how it is - she just wouldn't stop talking to me! But it was fine. I am nice to people. Including both of the people who asked me for directions today. I must have looked like I was not lost myself.
Even though I made my spreadsheets, I don't have my usual daily agenda for this trip. Some of you are fortunate enough to be familiar with this - the calendar marking what activities are taking place during each time period. And where all meals will occur. Which would have been difficult to chart out for 7 months, but it's weird not to have the schedule! Is this how normal people travel? I find it to be even more stressful. But as Virgin Airline reminded me today - travel is stressful, but that doesn't mean we should physically assault our flight crew. Oh, not me, personally, but in a sign posted to all travellers.
Speaking of the flight (asinine comment to follow), I was thinking today about how the earth rotates HELLA fast! Do you all realize that the earth is rotating much faster than those jets are flying? While it takes 6 hours to fly to the East Coast, they're only 3 hours ahead of us. Today's flight took 10 hours and London is only 8 hours ahead of PST. That means the earth can rotate up to TWICE as fast as a 747 can fly. We are spinning rapidly! Isn't that weird?