Usually when people talk about a successful and productive day they mention things like getting a bunch of work done at the office, completing a particularly difficult training session at the gym, or organizing and cleaning the entire kitchen. It isn’t typical for someone to say that they “accomplished a lot” by sleeping in late, listening to some music, taking a nap, and cooking a comfort meal of oatmeal and banana.
When I packed my bags to go to South America, on the top of my list was my cell phone and computer. Already the idea of going to a new country where I didn’t speak the language was daunting enough, but add to that the prospect of not being able to contact friends and family? For me that sounded impossible.