... another opens, or so they say. Last night a door that I thought was closed years ago suddenly showed a crack of light around it.
I left work early yesterday; for some reason, I'd been tired and groggy all day, and I was starting to make so many mistakes that I was afraid to trust myself any longer with someone's financial aid. I went home and curled up on the loveseat in the living room to wait for dinner. I wasn't asleep, just dozing, with absolutely nothing in my head (other than the squeaky-floored basketball game Martin was watching), when all of a sudden a VERY clear voice in my head said: "You can go to Egypt and Crete." HUH????? Ooooh, wait, I can...
After my mom's bills and burial arrangements were all paid, I inherited the remainder of her pension fund. Because I "inherited" it, I can't keep it or add money to it, but I can take money out of it whenever I want to. I'm already using use some of it to pay for my museum certificate program; then I figured I would get a retirement account to put the rest into. However, now I'm thinking that maybe I should use some of it to go to Egypt and/or Crete. I honestly never thought I'd ever have the money, and neither trip is cheap. But why not go? I'll probably never have another chance, at least not until I'm too old to really enjoy it!
So now I am getting started. I got out my expired passport and will be renewing it shortly. And I have already chosen the tour agency through which I will be making my arrangements, Ancient World Tours (AWT), based in London. They have many different tours to Egypt, and recently added one to Crete! I "met" the owner, Peter Allingham, through an online group we were both in, and he was kind enough to allow me to quote him in my master's thesis. Of course, that was back in 2006, but I'm sure he'll remember me... NOT! ;-)
I shall now go and check on my "suitable for Egypt" gothic wardrobe. Stay tuned for updates!