In just a few days I will be headed to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska to sleep in a tent and hunt for the highly regarded Brown Bear aka Grizzly. We will be located approximately 70 miles by air from Anchorage,
with only our weapons, gear, food and Satellite phone for communication. The trip is going to challenge me on all new levels, having never been to Alaska and never having spent an extended period of time without direct communication with the life I lead.
The lists I have created, crossed out, edited and completed are numerous, all to be prepared to leave and feel good about having my plans in place. I have updated my Power of Attorney, provided passwords to the closest member of my family,
coordinated for my house to be monitored and set the stage at work.
Preparing for weekend trips, a weeklong adventure or new phases of your life certainly all require different levels of diligent thought and planning. In the rushed nature of our lives, I do believe we too often forget to “check off” the
list and instead take for granted the preparation that was not necessary.
My advice today is to take the time to prepare. We cannot control things from happening in our life but we can have steps in place to change an outcome. Creating checklists for when you leave home for extended periods of time might be a
great exercise for the entire family. Having your legal documents in place is always a solid financial plan irrelevant to travel.
The comfort you will feel from being prepared will far outweigh the anxiousness of wondering. It’s time to get it done.
Have a great weekend.