The day before we left, I felt nervous.
I hadn't been feeling 100%, and I was a little worried I was going to spend the week being unwell. I'd never driven on the left side of the road before - much less on highways and tiny lanes... and certainly never in a rental car. And while the trip was simpler than my typical because I was only taking 1 kid (instead of 4), it had its own complications. I'd planned three stints over seven day: two hotels, a rental car, a train. Plenty of room for something to go wrong.
But anyway, I thought. England, here we come.
And we did - we came. Once we were underway and I was settled at the airport gate I found that it was okay. We were okay. The trip plans were okay. It would unfold as we went, and we could handle it.
I'd counted on that - the foreknowledge that once you get going, the plans stand up and take themselves forward. That embarking is the thing, the hurdle to cross. This is the secret.Read More