Day after tomorrow, I leave for a ten-day visit to one of the most fascinating places on earth -- Ireland. My only two goals for the trip? To see my daughter dance and to write. I'm hoping that because I will be alone during the day while she's working, I can go exploring and "fill my well." She lives in Cashel, a small town in County Tipperary overflowing with history. The centerpiece of the town is a spectacular group of ruins known as the Rock of Cashel. Parts of it date back to the 5th Century. I've never been inclined to write historical, but I'm thinking that's about to change.
My biggest fear for this trip? That I'll waste it. That I'll get home with lovely memories of time with my daughter, but nothing to write about. How can that even be possible? I've posted a few photos of the Rock of Cashel. I've been looking at them over and over, trying to prepare myself. But I know distractions can happen. How can I avoid them, stay focussed, and get the most out of this trip? I would love to hear your suggestions!