My sustainable jaunt to Ann Arbor was just what I needed.
I was in the midst of healing from overwhelm and burnout when my break started.
I found myself feeling like I didn't want to go, even though I knew better than to listen.
That's how tired I was.
That's how depleted I was.
I packed everything I would need in one backpack (including the salsa I made as a host gift and the mini ice-pack to keep it cold).
I was very impressed with my efforts, yet I still had to chill myself out when I started questioning whether I was prepared or not, after I got to the bus station.
The lack of customer service in Toledo also led to having to consciously release and let go of the situation. It had to work out, and, of course, it did.
Not originally realizing I had made plans for Easter weekend, I perplexed the bus driver when I didn't have a bag to check and got on to a very crowded bus.
When I transferred in Detroit, I got a window seat and began the next part of my healing: engaging my creativity; something I've been neglecting.
I got out my camera and started making myself look a the world with a more creative eye.
(End Part I)