I leave to catch the first of the 3 planes that will take me to Amsterdam in just a little while. Bags are packed and I'm ready to go. Nervous, excited, thrilled, terrified, disbelieving, but ready.
I spend a week in Amsterdam and Bruges with my dear friend Diane before making my way down to St. Jean Pied-de-Port to begin El Camino. I think the word "surreal" is wretchedly overused, but it does capture something of my incredulous disbelief that I am going to walk 500 miles in Spain! My daughter described me in her blog as "awesome with a side of crazy." I don't know about the awesome, but I plead guilty to the crazy.
So at the moment "What was I thinking?" is competing with "I am so lucky!" In the end I am confident that "I am so lucky" will come out victorious, but for the moment I have butterflies the size of 747's!