I’ve been busy getting ready for my trip to Mexico tomorrow. Departures are getting rougher as I get older. Yep, it’s true. The reason quite simply is I hate leaving my little girl for any period of time. Ironically, I think the older I get the easier it gets on her and the harder it gets on me. So, I thought I would share a few things I tend to do while traveling so I don’t feel so damn lost without her. I always make arrangements that I’ll be calling everyday at a set time (give or take a few min). I use services like Skype and MSN Messenger for those times when internet is more readily available than a simple phone. I added an inexpensive phone on my plan so that I can text her because often times it’s easier to send a text than make a call. And, when all else fails I resort to the good old fashion postcard. I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I ever feel guilty when I leave. Truth be told, no. When I’m home she has 120% of my attention and not a percent less. I try to take her on as many of my travels as possible, but you know that school thing has a tendency to get in the way. 😉 Truthfully, leaving her behind never feels right because it’s like I’m leaving my best travel bud behind. I can’t wait until the day she can travel with me whenever/wherever I go, but until then I’ll have to rely upon phones, internet and postcards.