My agent calls me on Wednesday: "Your ticket is confirmed, you fly to Bangkok on Friday"
Thailand? in two days? Really? No joke?
I had no idea that when I chose my word for the year what it would really mean.
I chose the word, "sparkletanous" because my life can be chaotic. In my line of work I have to be ready at a moments notice for anything. It's really hard to plan anything because I often have to cancel if a job pops up. Last year I began to get annoyed that I couldn't commit to plans, that my career path kept me on a constant roller coaster of work and waiting for work to come. My mom even had to cancel a trip to visit me in LA because the week she planned to come I got sent to do a job in New York.
This year I chose the word, "spontaneous" to remind myself to embrace the surprise. I gave myself permission to avoid planning too much and to say yes to new opportunities. The "sparkle" in sparkletaneous comes in the details.
So, as I blog this post from my hotel room in Bangkok, I would like to share with you one of those details: My Sparkletaneous kit. It's a little bag which I keep packed and organized. This bag keeps all my travel necessities in one place and allows me to be ready to go anywhere at a moments notice.