I am planning a trip to London in October 2019. Hoping and planning are two of my favorite things about traveling. I do love the adventure, but I also love all the anticipation and preparation. I haven’t done much traveling since my auto-immune diagnosis. I’m setting out to change that!
I drew up a bucket list during a time of deep struggle and told myself, “Get well, and get going.” It has helped me remember my “why” when things get rough or I wake up achey. I have been working very hard to regain my health and to learn to cope with the permanent side effects. I feel pretty confident that by next Autumn, I will be ready.
- We’ve been diligently working to pay off medical debt. It was $20,000 when we started. If things continue along their present course we should be clear sometime in January 2019.
- Then I will save and save and save.
- I have decided to mainly focus on the Kensington area of London. Hotel picked, flights priced (well, you can really on estimate this far in advance), transportation researched, and days planned.
- The planning of days includes plenty of time to just rest. I’ve built our trip around running around in the morning, having a nice lunch out, and heading back to the hotel by 3 or 4. I’ll grocery shop so we have soup/sandwich type dinners in our room.
- And my fellow adventurer? Hannah, Abby, and maybe Abby’s mom. Any other mother-daughter-sister duos want to tag along.