I always wondered why don’t people describe their preparations for overland journeys. It could be useful for someone to take the experience of others.
Now I understand why is that. There comes so much of thoughts, worries, emotions so mind just fading out to “safe mode”. So much of preparations, decisions, movements so sometimes you just want to “sit on a bike and ride away like it was in movies”. But unfortunately it’s not movie :) And any describing loses it sense. No one could understand that hurricane of different feelings and deeds. When I hear most popular question “how’s your preparations?” I dial a deep breath, concentrate and… just wave a hand and answer “that’s okay, thanks”. Like friend of mine said once: “you just have to endure this week and that is all”.