That sound you hear is quite possibly me hyperventilating.
Okay, less so now, because I’ve had a chance to go to the informational meeting, and there’s five people from my chapter going with me. Not that I know any of them, but there’s strength in numbers, and we’ll all be on the same plane :D
We’re going out to North Brunswick, NJ for processing, and then maybe out to other shelters from there. A lot of stuff is up in the air…like if I’ll have electricity? Do I take a sleeping bag so I don’t want to die at night? Or will I luck out and be at a place that has a hotel? No clue, alas. I don’t mind chaos or hardship, honest, I just want a heads up so I can pack for it.
I’m trying to figure out if I can get everything I need into a carry-on too. That’d be preferable, since we have two stops, and who wants a big bag on the way there — plus I’ll be coming home the day before Thanksgiving, a notoriously suck travel day, so it’d be nice if I could streamline things for just in case. Then again, it’s fourteen days, possibly without a washer or, you know, towels. Which makes it hard. I’ll probably pack, pack, and repack everything tonight to figure out the best way to go.
I feel better knowing that there’s other people going with me. I still feel scared overall about possibly screwing up somehow, my general low-level 3 kinda fear. I miss my husband and my cat already.
But it’s still the right thing to do — so here we go!
I’ll update here as I can, but no promises about that really. I’ll try to tweet some @CassieY4 though, assuming I have phone service :D