Aftermath of 2018
I'm already shopping for a new pack. I can't compromise of full back padding. The design of the pack was not compatible with the design of the sleeping bag, so I had to carry it separately. It was cool that I survived with 50+5, but a 60l would have been better. As much as I walk, I need to give in on the walking stick. A hat would have been helpful, as I lost my shades. A tarp would have been helpful, for weather. Hiking boots, for obvious reasons. And, I need to take my own service plan and wifi with me! In the southeast, they are stingy about accessible wifi. I can get away with wifi hoping in other regions I've visited, but I went to the worst places for that!
I also need to replace my phone, and laptop! I've dropped the phone enough times, and now it's doing an error message. A side of the laptop came apart (as I've talked about, previously). And, really, the tablet is annoying, too. The "t" button on the keyboard is sticking, and it doesn't handle some apps properly. I know I'm not going to get much back in taxes, and that money needs to go into settling back in. The phone is first, being the cheapest thing to replace. The tablet can wait, honestly. I'll see what I can do about the laptop, because I want a bigger one for a bigger screen, and full keyboard with a number pad. The new functioning tech will help my body mod business, and I'll be a more functional internet person - art, vlogging, blogging, etc. Lacking tech contributed to my lack of updating. Even when I did have wifi, my laptop was slow and frustrating!
I hope to get the ball rolling soon, because I already know where I want to go on my next journey!