Not that I want to turn back, but as I write, my bike is being packed up for shipment to California. That brings a certain sense of inevitablity to the venture.
I am pretty much past all the apprehension of the past month or two, now it is mostly excitement and eager anticipation. And I am more than ready to be out of the cold weather we have been having lately.
Now that the bike is taken care of, I can move onto the packing. It's not so much of a "what to take/not take" thing as it is a "what needs to go in checked baggage and what needs to stay with me on the plane?" Some things will go in one bag for the flight and into a different bag for the tour. The weight limit is not a problem, I've never been a heavy packer, nothing goes unless it can serve multiple purposes and/or will be worn multiple times. The routines on this trip will be different from anything I have ever done before though, so the organizing will be somewhat different too.
I like to be organized (though it might be hard to tell by looking at my desk or my craft room) so I don't have to think too hard about things. I like being able to look at my stuff and tell if it's all there, I like to be able to check just a couple of places to make sure I haven't left anything behind. So now I am fitting a new routine onto an old habit pattern, it's slightly disconcerting, but I am quite sure it will work fine.
I'm ready. Let's go.