hi lovelies. it’s wednesday morning and i’m on my way to alt summit (like in the car literally).
let’s talk travel. do you love it? i love to travel but kind of hate to fly (i’ve probably told you this before). what about you? i keep hearing from more and more people that air travel, at the least, stresses them out. the funny thing is, as a kid i loved it. but here i am today, with an honest dislike of being up in the air. the thing is, there was a season where i missed out on a few things because i wouldn’t to fly. i’ve finally come to terms with the fact that i’d rather feel fear than live with regret. so…. now….. i just do it afraid.
i am a little neurotic in that i have a little routine when i fly. just ask the mister. it’s nothing crazy and in fact i bet all you lovelies that love to fly have your own little airport routine.
here is mine :
i never get there too early.
i take a small dose of xanax (i can go without – -as i had to during 4 pregnancies – - and sometimes i still do)
after i check in i like to go and get a couple of magazines (preferably tabloid!)
i always run to restroom right before we board
at take off (the worst part for me) i pray (when it gets bumpy, i pray too. i pray a lot when i fly) and then start flipping through my magazines
i usually try to close my eyes and doze off for a bit and then once we are up in the air and coasting smoothly i pep up and relish the quiet time to read a book, write, listen to music, and so on.
i’m pretty good after that, unless turbulence, but i’ll spare you that part of the story.
upon landing, i always want a burger. i usually don’t eat before i fly and am famished afterwards. but want to know something? i’ve been doing better and sometimes i even eat a bit at the airport (i might get that burger beforeahand today).
here is what i always have with me:
a big scarf or wrap to cover up with (i always get cold).
a book or iPad with a book
and i should note this is when i travel without kids. with kids, it’s just survival of the fittest and a whole other kind of packing list. i have few tips + tricks on that right here
what about you? do you have a little routine? is there anything in life that you have learned to just do afraid? it’s always worth it in the end!