I finally took the plunge today and purchased my plane tickets for Europe. For something that has been talked about, mulled over and researched ad nauseam, the actual purchase felt…spontaneous. It was akin to being in junior high and getting ready to call up whoever the crush du jour was to ask them to the dance the following week. Minutes, hours and, perhaps even days, had been built up to become that one dynamic moment of fate. Would she say ‘yes’ or was there some hair that desperately requiring washing that night? New Zealand Air is my current crush and we’re meeting up in LA on May 28th.
If you’ve been following along, you will note that my original plan had me bicycling across California around the time that I am now scheduled to begin traversing Europe. I put a lot of thought into my decision to skip the AIDS ride this year. My training has been far, far behind schedule and my fundraising efforts even further behind. That, coupled with the cost of the plane tickets being almost half as much to fly out that week prior provided enough reasons for me to postpone the ride until next year, when I can really commit myself to the cause.