Whenever life presents options to you, and you must make a choice on how to move forward, a common theme always emerges. Basically, your biggest and hardest decisions always come down to determining what you can’t do, versus what you can do. The realization of the former renders the evaluation of the latter moot. Once you know what you can no longer live with, any doubt or fear about the alternative simply becomes something you need to learn to control and triumph over.
Case in point : I was miles above eastern Ontario, around two hours into my flight that would move me to Paris, when I literally froze still in my seat looking out the window – the weight of what I was doing finally hit me all at once. Lost in the blur of goodbyes and planning was any opportunity to clear my mind and think about just what this would all feel like when it actually came time to leave.