After spending 4 months in Paris in 2003, I’ve not returned since then. There was discussion on revisiting Europe but I never got round to that. It was either my in-laws’ timing did not coincide or I was pregnant/breastfeeding/L was too young etc. My in-laws have already made two trips there and I still have not even flown anywhere near there.
This time, our friends who relocated there invited us to visit them and we took the opportunity to do it. It’s now or never. L is now coming to 2 years old and we find it more manageable to make the trip. So I got ourselves the air tickets and S did the itinerary planning. My parents-in-law are coming along as well for this trip.
Planning for a 2-week Europe trip has never been a headache for me. But this time is different. There’s so much thinking that needs to be done. The packing alone for L is overwhelming but thank goodness my helper was there to help. Then my family reminded me that I’ve to exercise a lot of patience as I’ll be playing the role of wife, mother, daughter-in-law, navigator…just to name a few top considerations on the list. That’s when I felt tightness in my chest and giddy spell in my head. It took me a while to come to terms with it and I’m happy to say that I’m more ready mentally to take it on. After all, it’s the frame of mind that matters. Come what may, I’ll just do my best. 🙂