Prior to Departure

 Posted by Ines at 2:26 pm  India
Dec 082010

8-12-2101. This is my first journal entry. I leave for India on Sunday, the twelfth of the twelfth 2010. I have enrolled for a two month program working with Indian women in Jaipur.
The lead up to my departure has been very hectic. I sold my house in Sydney recently and had to move out and put all my stuff in storage. I drove for a day to Glen Innes in the country to drop off my dog, a Jackoodle called Kalki, with a carer who I trust to love him while I’m away. I finished all the assignments for the art course I’ve been doing for the past two years and had everything ready for assessment week and exhibition week.
Now I’m staying with my older son Tim, and his wife Zara, in Turramurra in Sydney. In my suitcase is everything on the check list and I start taking malaria tablets on Saturday. I have listened to some Hindi tapes but not much has sunk in. Until now I’ve been too busy to be excited or fearful but on Sunday I will be on that plane. Let the adventure begin!


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