Anticipation and Anxiety
Last week, I wrote about packing and unpacking and that is still an ongoing thing. Maybe 85% packed for my future move and for the trip. In both cases, it is like a new experience, both necessary and at the same time exciting. With the travel time approaching, so the anticipation builds, but perhaps a bit of anxiety as well.
Anticipation is defined as a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action, or perhaps, more appropriately, in my case, the act of looking forward especially…. I am definitely looking forward as my departure from my current residence is in a little over a week and my departure for Europe is in less than 2 weeks.
In normal times or BC (Before Covid), I would be on track and perhaps already fully prepared, so the anxiety, which is always present may not be as prominent. It is tempering the anticipation, which I suppose is normal. When in the past I have traveled, I felt like I was on autopilot. I knew the ropes being on the road for many months in any given year. I knew what I was doing. Now however, I feel like I have to re-learn some of the old skills and again and prepare for the new. Don’t get me wrong. I am truly excited for this new chapter of my life and sharing it with the world. I feel good that I have to go back to square one in a way. I know what my clients will feel when they first travel again, some familiarity, new unknowns. In the end there will be a balance between anticipation and anxiety, but everything will work itself out. This I know!!! What do you think?
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