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Joining up with Six Word Saturday this week.

Travel hopes are high.  No Whammies!

This weekend I am getting ready for a trip to Indiana with more students than I’ve ever taken before.  The logistics for the trip are like an LSAT problem and I’m dealing with some anxiety over the trip (as I always do, but with 20 people traveling, the stakes seem higher this time).  Last year at this same tournament, I had the worst trip I’ve ever had.  Two hotel issues (that were totally my doing), a problem with the advance (again, my doing)…I guess that was all but that was enough to scar me.  Luckily, I was only traveling with two students, so the problems were easy enough to deal with.  With 20, that would definitely not be the case.

So, I’ve been trying to double and triple check all the plans, but I still feel totally anxious.  I have not been sleeping great and I have a ton of grading and cleaning and such to do before I leave on Wednesday morning VERRRRRRY early (like 3 am early).

That’s the other part of this equation.  My husband is currently in FL for work.  He will get back around 11 p.m. on Tuesday night.  I will leave at 3 am on Wednesday morning.  We did this same thing last year (tournament schedules are usually very similar year-to-year), but last year was when all hell broke loose with my DD’s meds and we switched to pills and she wouldn’t take them for me and then I left and my DH got her to take the meds fine but when I got back she started having these horrible anxiety attacks about school.  It ended up being her med levels because of the switch from liquid to pills, but the whole experience with the traumatic days leading up to my departure with the pills, then the problems while I was traveling, then coming back to these horrible anxiety attacks…it is making me even more anxious about this year.  Sigh…

So, in a way.  This year HAS to be better.  Right?

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9 Comments

  1. 🙁 I truly hope things work out this year.

  2. It better be better! I hope you enjoy the trip.

    • Thanks! The year before worked like clockwork, so hopefully last year was an anomaly!

  3. Really hope it is better . .. one way of looking at 20 instead of 2 fellow travellers is more chance of one them being able to help if there are any problems!

  4. gee whiz- is it worth it?

    • Totally worth it for a lot of students who don’t get to travel much other than these trips. And the opportunities for them to meet others from across the nation at the tournament. But, it is anxiety producing for me. 🙂

  5. Best wishes on all fronts. I hope you year is what you need it to be.

  6. Last year was last year. It probably doesnt help beyond the “what not to do this time” level, to relive it too much. This year will be better–and, yeah, it sounds like just bad choices, not a curse that will follow you forEVER =). Hugs you.

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