Okay, time for a little confession here. I love travelling but I HATE flying. I can usually manage up to 5 hr. flying without a major panic attack but the longer I stay in the air the more opportunity for my compulsive obsessive personality to take over. I have to do a lot to distract myself from the hysteric brought on by the idea that goes around and around in my head that there is a thin piece of metal between me and thousands of feet of nothing. My regulation carry-on luggage is stuffed with book-on-tape, ipod, notebook, novel, even my embroiderer kit (don't worry no scissors and just a blunt needle - don't want Scotland Yard or MI5 branding me the latest terror suspect.) My best defense though is sleep, so when I am taking a morning flight, I sometimes skip sleep the night before so that I'm so tired I have no choice other than to fall asleep once I am settled on board and if things go well when I wake up, I'm there.
4 weeks ago