At 6am tomorrow morning, I’ll be on my way to the airport to fly to California for An Artful Journey and DJ's class. Is it okay to admit I’m as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockers? Well, I am. Several reasons, I guess. There’s the obvious: I’ve never been away from my girls for five full days. And having just been gone three days for our state conference, that Mama guilt is hitting me. Then there’s the whole idea of getting on a plane by myself and flying across the country to spend four days with more than 100 women I’ve never met! That’s daunting and exciting at the same time! I’ve flown alone before so that’s not really the issue, although this is the first time I’ve flown anywhere for fun by myself since the girls were born. All that aside, I think the biggie for me is the class itself. I’m seriously pushing myself here. The more I look at what I’ll be learning, the more I think “Whoa! Hope I’m not in over my head!” So I’ve been reminding myself daily (okay, hourly…okay, maybe every three or four minutes) that above all else, I’ll have a great time and learn something new and I WILL NOT allow myself to compare my skills the those whom I know have much more advanced skills than I do (yes, I’ve checked out their blogs… :-). In honor of this trip, I created this page in my art journal Sunday night. So, my friends, here goes my big leap. I have one suitcase full of art supplies, one suitcase full of clothes, and my camera in my backpack! Wish me luck! Back Tuesday!