While it is true that a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step, the first step for this trip doesn't actually involve any movement at all. It instead involves much planning, cleanup, organizing, e-mailing, mapping, and much else. Over the last few days while getting ready for final university exams, I've been busily trying to organize this trip, and my life. All the piles of junk collected over the past four years have to go somewhere, the gear I need for the summer has to get out west, things I don't use any more need to be gotten rid of, and everything else... well figuring out what to do with it is the hard part.
So even though we're not on the road yet, and won't be for another month or so, I think it's time to start documenting the experience. Here is a photo I took this afternoon while I was running around getting things moved, packed, and organized. I realized too late that I had already been taking down all my posters, hadn't done laundry, and was overall pretty disorganized, but I guess that's the point. Anyways, here's what my life looks like right now.