Monday, January 24, 2011

Step One: Pack

"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears."
Glenn Clark

I am finding "traveling light" is pretty hard. I mean, 50 pounds of suitcase seemed a lot bigger 51 pounds ago. How in the world am I supposed to fit 4 and a half months into one suitcase, a carry-on, and a backpack?
Hopefully Air France is in a good mood tomorrow ... and all their scales break.

In not being able to take a whole lot, I'm learning to take what I really need. What do I truly need to be sustained?

A coat. (It's really cold.)
An Italian-English phrase-book.
Some pictures to remind me that home follows me.
An open spirit.

Although I am not allowed as many skirts, scarves, and sticks of charcoal as I'd like, I'm ready to travel light and fast.

I'm ready for my avventura, my adventure, to begin.


  1. love, love, love.
    empty suitcases are good for bring stuff home in...

  2. I am thrilled that you have a blog!! You will now be on my daily log-on. Heard that you are there, have a key to your room and have orientation. Hope 'orientation' is: walk all over the city, draw something, then come back and share it. Viva Florence!