A trip not taken

  Today’s prompt is a map. What a map reminds me of, are the things on my to do list that have gotten shoved aside with the madness of my last 15 months. It reminds me of bittersweet trips I’ve taken, of trips I’ve missed, of unexpected trips, and the elusive trip.

The number one thing on my to do list that I’m embarrassed to say is… I need to renew my passport. And lately this one just glares at me daily. I can tell you there have been other expenses that have been more important at the time, I’ve filled out the forms and they sat on my desk gathering dust because I haven’t gotten a haircut, or I didn’t have a stamp, or some other excuse.

On the dating website, there are a series of questions to answer. Some seem rather innocuous and others are embarrassingly revealing. But the one I cannot bring myself to answer, until I can answer it the way I want, is: Do you have a current passport?

This may sound kinda snobby, and a little telling about me, but I cannot believe I haven’t left the country in 10 *TEN* years. I miss the exploration of different cultures, dishes, views, and histories. I’ve been traveling and exploring our own country, but it just isn’t the same. I think most folks who have travelled abroad will agree with that.

To do… ASAP… Renew passport. Actually I’m having a good hair day and my outfit looks very nice. I’m going to stop and have my passport photo taken today.

Dorky selfie 😏

Published by Lula Harp

I'm a mad scientist trying to find my tools.

8 thoughts on “A trip not taken

  1. when you are in the position to do so, go book the air ticket. That will sure as eggs get you sorted to renew that passport!
    Actually to be honest if there are no immediate plans for foreign travel , there is not rush. You are are only paying for time. You might as well get the trip booked and then order the passport!

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  2. oops hit ‘post comment’ too early! Was about to add . . .

    . . . travelling abroad by plane is not the nicest of experiences anymore so whilst you might feel the downside is not experiencing different cultures, the absolutely enormous upside is not having to take off shoes in security and not standing in immigration queues. I’ll be doing both tomorrow and definitely not looking forward to it!

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  3. Check the expiration date of your passport. If it expires, it’s a whole painful process. To renew is easy peasy!
    And you are looking good! I thought I was following you….guess I stay in touch from the Alumni group. I’m following now!

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