A Postponement and an Addition
My parents and my younger brother are leaving for a week long cruise tomorrow. But I know I shouldn’t be to disappointed. This time next week, I’m supposed to be in England.
Except, I’m not going.
Turns out my plans with my friends didn’t end up going as planned, so I had to cancel my trip. But because I already purchased the tickets, I have more than $800 worth of Continental dollars to use towards another flight. While I contemplated using that to go somewhere cheaper, truth is, I really want to go to England. I purchased a guidebook and everything. So I’ve been giving it some thought and I have settled on the third week of September. This new change also gives me the opportunity to stay for longer, so I will be in England for eight days instead of four. I’m not traveling with anyone, which of course presents a whole new conundrum to this “traveling with diabetes” card I’ve been dealt. But I know plenty of people who have traveled by themselves with diabetes and lived to tell about it.
I’m confident I’ll be one of them.
I also discovered that while I’m there, the city of Bath will be holding their annual Jane Austen Festival and the city of York will be holding their annual Food and Wine Festival. I’m hoping to hit up at least one – if not both – of them. I’m hoping that my newfound independence will also give me the opportunity to meet some of our English blogger friends.
I’ve always wanted to travel somewhere exotic by myself. When I was younger, the idea of doing anything alone seemed impossible. Too dangerous, people said. But now that I’m older, more experienced and well-equipped with my insulin pump and worldwide network of friends, I feel confident that I can handle just about anything.
In addition (you knew this part was coming, right?), I’ve also added a new trip to my summer schedule. One of my clients at work, Picnik (you may have seen them as Flickr’s editing tool), is sponsoring this summer’s BlogHer conference in San Francisco. I’m going to help and to attend the conference and I’m really excited. I went to BlogHer last summer in Chicago and had a great time. I’m even more excited to go this year since I will actually know people when I get there!
The only flaw in this plan is the fact that I return from San Francisco on Sunday, July 20. Guess when I leave for CWD’s Friends for Life? Yeah. Tuesday, July 22.
Did I mention I’m moving? On August 1?
Yeah. Perhaps not my wisest plan.
Looks like moving England to September was in my favor after all!