Massive Note-Taking

Posted: November 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: ATW Planning | No Comments »


So, better late than never, I suppose.  Sometimes, I get too caught up on having things happen on the right day at the right time, and when life happens, when I can’t do something on that arbitrarily chosen date and time, I get discouraged.  That’s why I can go weeks without posting.  Not because I have nothing to say, but because I didn’t get to say it when I wanted to.  It’s a bad habit I need to change, but hey, at least I’m aware of it, right?

I’ve officially started planning.  By “planning”, I mostly mean typing up lots of things in multitudes of lists.  I’m a list-maker by nature, Type-A since birth, a distinct contrast to my laid-back Type-B husband.  I’ve been using this great program called Keynote, which is a relatively (by tech standards) old freeware program.  I love the way I can organize topics within topics within topics, a dizzying cesspool of minutiae that I revel in.  Whenever I think of something that relates to our ATW trip, I type up a quick note so it doesn’t fall through the sieve that my mind has become in recent years.  It’s also going to be great to have all my research in one place for reference.  Since I’m paranoid, I actually save the file in my Dropbox (in the cloud!) and make sure it’s in my regular backups.  Hopefully, all my typing will prove fruitful in the coming months as I start getting down to the nitty gritty details. 

Another thing of note: Rick and I are trying to come up with a way to tell the parents that we’re going to quit our jobs and spend a year traipsing around the world with no foreseeable steady income.  We’re praying that they’ll be ok with it.  It wouldn’t stop us from going ahead with our plans, but our life could be made exponentially more miserable if we knew our families weren’t happy and/or believe us to be insane (both highly likely possibilities).  Also, how do you start a discussion like this…without them automatically jumping to the conclusion that we’re about to bear them grandchildren?

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