I had begun planning the trip five months earlier in April, 2014. This was about two months after the sale of my mom's house and a few weeks after I had wrapped up her estate.
At times I found it difficult to work on the trip as I was depressed and anxious. So I worked on it in a piecemeal fashion. When I felt like it I did a bit of work but I could go several weeks without organizing anything.
In hindsight I did not plan the trip in a logical fashion. Because in some respects I had to force myself to plan the trip due to lack of motivation I made certain arrangements that would allow no "turning back."
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