It’s 3am. I think my bag is ready. Maybe I should unpack and repack it one more time in the morning. Let’s set my alarm, maybe write a quick list of what I need to do when I get up:
- have breakfast.
- grab a coffee.
- say goodbye to the family.
- pack my charger, toothbrush and retainers. Do. Not. Forget. Your. Retainers.
Find a plug adapterBuy adapter at the airport.
- PACK PASSPORT. Fuck.
- Book first nights accommodation. Mmm that’s kind of a biggy. It’ll be fine. I have loads of time.
- Print boarding passes and first night booking confirmation.
- Blag a lift to the S
tation. A irport. Station.
- Travel to airport
What time’s my flight? 2.30pm. Ah what am I worrying about that’s ages. Let’s set my alarm for
6am. 7am. 7.30am. 6.42am.
Oof this is early 6.42am. I shouldn’t have seen the girls last night. I’m only away for 3 weeks I should have just come home and packed. Oh well, too late. Okay shower? Shower 7.10am. Am I sure I’ve gotten everything? 7.30am. Indi’s awake, let’s grab breakfast. I’ll suggest eggs to try and avoid today’s 15 minute argument about no ice lollies. She’s falling for it. Yes. I’ve won. Ella 1 – Indi nil 7.45am. Where’s indi gone and WHY am I EATING an ice lolly? 8.15am. Make-up – I look dreadful 8.25am. Letting indi help put my make-up on is not a great idea ella 8.30am. Sam is shoo-ing indi away. WHERE has all this glitter come from? 8.40am. Ah shit I need to get out of the house and find somewhere I can print all this stuff. I’ll head to the office 9.01am. Pull over for coffee? Yes. No. No. Be sensible and if you have time then grab a coffee 9.29. Yes, hi everyone I know I’m IN the office but I’m not IN to work so please just ignore me. A problem with what? Okay fine, let me have a look 10.07am. Printing 10.13am. Ah balls, check in online. Where’s my passport? In the car. (I know what you were thinking) 10.27. AH BALLS first night’s accommodation. Searching…Searching…11.01am I DONT KNOW WHERE I’M STAYING 11.02am Geez ella you need to calm the eff down. 11.03am Searching…closest beach to airport 11.20am. Imagine all the stuff I’d know right now if I’d planned this at any point before right this second. Maybe just read some stuff on lonely planet. No. Focus. Ooo arugam bay looks pretty. No ella. No time. 11.24am. Another office question really? Sure. I’ll help. 11.37am. ‘Great place to stay if you’re on a budget. Close to station’ 11.47am. FUCK IT 11.48pm. Ah geez you need to get out of here ella. Print confirmation. GRAB DAD ASK FOR A LIFT TO THE STATION 12.00pm. Arrive at the station 12.23pm Buy train tickets 12.25pm. Wait for train 12.38pm. That wasn’t a long wait, that’s lucky. Now all I’ve gotta do is chill out on this train, listen to some music. Let’s just re-check what time my flight is – 2.30pm. Okay sweet. Loads of time 1.15pm. How long does this train take? 1.34pm. Erm? Ella? 1.45pm. I don’t want you to stress yourself out here but this might be cutting it a bit fine. 1.50pm. It’s okay. 1.52pm. Is it okay? 1.52pm. I don’t think it is o….kaay 1.59pm Shit, 1.59pm means it’s nearly 2pm 2.00pm. Hang on a second, my flight is at 2.30pm so I’ve only left it HALF AN HOUR BEFORE TAKE OFF.
I knew I shouldn’t have showered.