Me and Ana are very different from each other when it comes to planning and organizing. She’s very detail oriented and structured, whereas I’m more of the “as long as I have my passport and credit card I’m fine” type of person. So, when it comes to traveling together we are both pushed to our edges. Let me explain.
She is controlling, so when I’m faced with someone like that I generally pull towards the opposite direction, becoming even more laid back to compensate and feel as relaxed as I want (not that it benefits me at all). I am laid back, so when she is faced with someone like that she generally tries to control everything from socks to tickets (which becomes very stressful). In short, we both add fuel to our flames. What I should be doing is NOT push back by being lazy and she should NOT assume control and responsibility of everything.
As I write this we’ve just boarded the plane. I’m sitting in seat 27C and she’s in 9C and we have about 100 people distance between us. While booking the flights she booked them separately, not accounting for the fact that seats are random and we would not be seated together, major faux pas!
What you need to understand is that I love flying, I’m always glued to the window, staring in amazement over this heavy metal tube that flies. I’m also an incredibly sentimental “moments” person, so all firsts, especially related to the baby are huge for me, you see where I’m going with this right? I’m missing the first takeoff with my son! I did what I have never done because of that, closed my eyes and ignored the takeoff, pretending it wasn’t happening, all while cursing Ana for this blunder. Continue reading