By the end of this week, I’ll be in Ireland. I have just (finally) finished buying all the things I need for the trip and I am planning on organizing, washing, and packing all my new Indiana Jones clothes tomorrow (because I just spent ten hours on travel-related errands and loose-end-tying, and I am spent). In the spirit of preparation, earlier this morning, I almost published a post about exactly where I’m going and why I’m so excited to go. However, then my overwhelming paranoia took over and I decided not to give so many details. I’ve gone back and forth over whether or not to reveal where I’ll be for six weeks and I think I’ve settled on not publicizing the precise location until I get back. If I was going deep into a remote jungle somewhere, it might be different. As it stands, though, I’ll be staying in a pretty public place, and I want to stay off the grid.
I feel bad about it, because not discussing the details here implies that at worst, I think you’re all murderers, and at best, I think you care enough about me to randomly show up somewhere you think I’ll be. And, I don’t think you’re all murderers or fiendish stalkers (for the most part, that is). I guess I just don’t want to be so accessible.
Therefore, I’m going to start a new, currently private blog on which to record all the minutia of my trip, and here I’ll post close-ups of what’s happening and wide-angle photos of Ireland itself, and just leave out the middle ground (i.e. where I am and what I’m doing) until I get back, when I’ll link to the trip blog and you can get the real deal.
I feel like this entire post reeks of delusions of grandeur. I’m assuming anyone gives a shit where I’ll be. I’m also assuming that you’ll be devastated that I’m not live-blogging my entire experience this summer. However, I felt the need to explain why I’m being such a cryptic ahole, especially to those of you who have been reading since the very beginning, when all I did was grossly overshare.
A silver lining? Travel is always rife with annoyance, so I’m sure I’ll have plenty to discuss, even if when I’m staying is cloaked in mystery.