I’m not very good at planning holidays as quite frankly there’s too many places I want to go and too many things I want to do. OK, and maybe I’m not the most decisive person in the world.
You see, I really hate doing anything that limits my options … and that includes making a decision on absolutely anything. I mean what if a cheaper airfare comes up? what if I decide I want to go somewhere else? what if, what if, what if ….
So, here’s one way to plan a holiday (it’s a roughly four month process).
Step 1: See a picture of the Alps and decide you’re going to Europe (January)
Step 2: Read an article about mountain biking in Colorado, and decide you’re going to Colorado instead (February).
|Somewhere in Colorda|
Step 3: Vacillate between Step 1 and 2, driving your partner to distraction and frustration by changing your mind repeatedly, loudly and often … oh and change the dates you’re going on as well, that’s really appreciated (February – April).
Step 4: Randomly respond to a post on ‘big mountain riding‘ on the pedalbite.com forums about some places you like to ride (April).
Step 5: Get in an offline conversation with the original forum poster asking him where the photos he posted are from (April):
Step 6: Receive this reply (April 27):
was going to do a trip that is where I would go.
better than anything else in the world by a country mile.”
Step 8: Check your financial situation, realise that with the recent Northern Territory holiday, couch purchase and computer breakdowns you can’t really afford an overseas holiday this year (May 18).
Step 9: Recall the Walden quote “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately … and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.“. Ponder this and who you want to be. (May 21)
Step 10: Book a flight to Vancouver. Choose to live deliberately. (Today).
I’m going on another adventure ….