WordCamp Europe is almost here! I fly out this afternoon — my first trip to Europe since before our kids were born, 13 years ago, when my husband and I travelled to France and Spain.
I’m kind of terrified. I don’t know the language, I haven’t prepared for travelling overseas at all, I’m speaking, and last night, as I printed my boarding passes, my husband asked, “Did you get a visa?”
Uhhhh. Do I need a visa?
My stomach turned and I raced to my laptop. No, I do not need a visa. But boy did that make me realize how I’ve been going non-stop right up until this trip. San Francisco for SupConf in late May, two weeks in Georgia and Florida to take our kids to see their grandparents (while I tried out digital nomadding) in early June, taking on a new role at work while on the road (I’m a team lead now!), and flying out this afternoon for WordCamp Europe. 😱
Despite my terror, I am so excited, y’all. Vienna! My former lead always talked about how amazing his Alpine water is in Vienna, so I can’t wait to test that out. And of course the city, and seeing so many colleagues, and Austria, and WORDCAMP EUROPE! Wow. I may have neglected the visa, but I did remember my camera.