Speaking of chaos, in just 11 days I'm heading off for Unlock the Past's 4th Genealogy Cruise, and I am nervous/excited. I say chaos because I have done almost nothing yet to prepare. Eeeeek.
I have had a sneak around at some of the blogs with handy tips on preparing, so I know to take a water bottle, teabags, and warm clothes for when in the conference centre. And a US adaptor to charge my phone. I have at least started making a list. I'm not sure whether I'll need to be organised in case of sea-sickness, though it is a huge ship, so I suspect I'll be okay.
And I still have some work to do to have my own presentation ready. My presentation 'Writing poetry: different ways to present your family history' is on the first full day of the conference, which is great. It means I'll be able to relax afterwards and, as I'm travelling on my own, it's a great opportunity to meet others early on. I'm so looking forward to that, especially the bit about being able to talk about family history related stuff for days on end! I may even set myself the goal of writing a new poem every day.
But really, I think I'll know more next week, when I actively try to organise myself. When the children are all back to school. Then I can start immersing myself into 2014. I hope the new year has been good for you.