Hey, did I mention that I'm going to Panama? Well, I am. Today. This trip has a completely different feel than the other one. The other one was full of weight and meaning and significance as I met my family for the first time in 35 years and visited the country of my birth. This time I feel like I'm just going on a vacation. Albeit a vacation in another country, but a vacation nonetheless. I'm glad for that.
I'm hoping that is the reason that packing has felt so much easier. Last time I went in the middle of the school year. I was stressed because of that and because of the nature of the trip. None of that is with me now. It's nice. I just hope I'm not forgetting something in all this la dee dah packing I'm doing.
I did not blog my trip last time, not like I did my Chicago trip. I actually wrote everything down in notebooks with the intention of blogging them, but when I got back I felt like I had written down everything already. I want to blog this trip, but I'm not sure how I'll do it. I may just do some bullet points or I may feel like I have more time to write when I get back since I am on summer vacation. Or I may do a voice recording. Who knows. But you can follow along while I'm there on Flickr, Twitter and here.