Every time I've left home for an extended trip or somewhere far away, I break down just before leaving. Whether packing up the vans for tour or at the counter for British Airlines, I've had some pretty teary moments. I can't explain all the reasons why. Probably some fears mixed in there. But I just get overwhelmed with the sense that no matter how good the adventure, I'd rather just stay at home. Even before my summer in England, right before entering the security lines, I wanted to go home. I wanted to forget about the whole scheme.
It's the Baggins and the Took parts of me fighting. And right before blast off, everything Baggins starts shouting "Stay at home and stay comfortable!"
Eventually the Took side wins out... but I'm having a very Baggins morning so far.