Before you head away on your travels, I’d like to send you a message from the future. Meet the wisdom of the end before the journey begins.
Pack an extra pair of long trousers. Pack fewer shirts
Get a new battery for your phone. You’re going to be using your phone for everything in the coming weeks. You need it to find your way about, and to schedule transport, and to buy tickets for trains and planes, as well as all the usual stuff. You’re going to spend a significant amount of time looking for power points in cafes and trains. Do both of us a favour: get a better battery now.
You don’t need those magical toys. It might seem like a good idea, essential even, to pack tarot cards and all the ritual tools. You won’t use them. Leave them at home.
When you’re away, never leave a bag in a car in view. Bad people like to steal things.
Be happy knowing that curiosity satisfied is reason enough. You’ll know what that means.
Enjoy scheduling but only one or two things per day. Leave space for idleness and silliness.
Notice what you enjoy. Notice what you don’t. Do more of the first one, no matter what you think others might think of you one day.
Go n’eirí an bother leat. X