Lists, it all begins with lists. In fact, at first you think that all there is are lists. Lists of to-do's, bike choices, tools, and camping equipment just to name a few. It is odd to think that something as liberating as deciding to take time off from the non-stop, life-consuming, endless parade of career milestones would result in such administrative toils. Maybe this is a result of conditioning from all the day long planning meetings about nothing. For now we have to settle for planning. With a departure date of early July, it is going to be a long winter filled with lists. Stay tuned for more posts about preparation. I hope they are as exciting to you as they are to me.