Leaving the Nest


We are eagles of one nest – the nest is in our soul. ~ Led Zeppelin

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAchristinecreate.com (2) christinecreate 8 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATomorrow I leave my little nest. I’m traveling for 2 months or so …to Massachusetts & Maine, Arizona and then California. I’ll probably be back to re-pack my bags before heading to Utah in April!

I’m excited and a bit anxious as I pack up hoping I remember everything and I’m trying to pack light!? I’ll take a few things that will create a sense of home away from home, my mini-altar & angel cards, my yoga mat and the scented candle I burn each morning. Maybe I’ll also bring a favorite mug to drink my tea out of? I sound like a health nut nomadic hippy :)

I’ve learned so much from my well traveled husband, before I met him, I did not like to travel. He, mostly by example, taught me the art of travel and, when I asked, shared ways to ritualize & pack accordingly. One of his weird little tips that has come in handy is to zip your bags the same way every time so if your in the dark you can quickly feel your way to open your bag. A bit of an extreme tip, but he’s an extreme traveler and I love hearing little nuances like that.

Got any?

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Jan 27, 2014 | Post by: Christine 5 Comments

5 Comments to Leaving the Nest

  1. Letty Flatt
    January 27, 2014 1:32 pm

    Have a safe trip–enjoy it all!

  2. countingducks
    January 28, 2014 5:16 am

    I am hoping we will still hear from you during your travels, and you will be able to give us sight of all the things you see and observe with that lovely insight you bring to all your work. Have a lovely trip and travel safe

  3. jeanie
    January 28, 2014 11:17 am

    He should know! He’s been around enough! So, leaving for holiday — not for good I hope.

    I love to travel and don’t do it often enough — although these days, I really hate to leave Lizzie too long at a time. When I went to Europe a couple of years ago, I borrowed Kate’s suitcase, much smaller than the behemoth I generally overpack in. It came with mesh bags — one for packing sweaters or underwear or whatever. I suppose baggies would work. It compressed them but also made it very easy to unpack or live in the suitcase, pulling what you needed more easily.

    You will probably find a mug (or 60) when you travel, but I say take it if you love it, if it’s part of your ritual. (You can fill it with seashells on the return!)

  4. Susan D
    January 28, 2014 2:13 pm

    Nests…on my mind ALOT lately. Symbolic of leaving one nest and nesting in another :) Your ability to travel and experience the world around you is one of my favorite changes in you with Z… Love u ~s

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