These mental games that play in my mind, telling me am I crazy about thinking to want to do this trip, are probably more important by far than organizing the practical side of travelling across the American continent (and what a route - more to follow, of course)!
This is what is creating frustration!
The most difficult by far will be that at some stage, I'm going to have to pluck up the courage to present to my bosses at work my wish to take some time off - I even prepped a note on New Years Day to persuade them not to say No ! Even thinking about it makes me nervous....
When is the best time ? Too early and they may start to question my loyalty and too late and I may not have time to plan.
If they say yes, then cool, I have a job to come back to!
But if they say no? Surely Life is full of remembering the good times and surely not regretting what should have happened.
So then the next worry, is would I be able to find a job when I get back? Stop, stop, stop ! They will say "yes, of course you can take a sabbatical of 6 weeks - with all our blessing"
The mental journey to accept I can find the courage and making it happen will probably be more of a challenge to me than the actual journey.