I’m going to Burning Man!

Amidst all the planning for the Bare Burn, I am also trying to organize myself for the BIG burn.

Burning Man, itself.

I got my tickets and vehicle pass in the mail this past weekend which got me all excited about my upcoming trip to the desert.

There’s a lot of planning that goes into Burning Man trips.

A lot less planning though now that I’ve been there a couple of times already.

My stuff is loosely organized.

I have Burning Man outfits to wear.

My only problem is I don’t know where I’m going to sleep.

Will I be in Teja’s RV?

Will I be in a tent?

Am I driving my truck there?

Is The Swede joining us and if so, do I need to get a bigger tent to accommodate him?

All these questions need answers.

But if I’ve learned nothing from Burning Man, I’ve learned that even the best laid plans go astray and I need to worry less about the plan and focus more on being as prepared as I can be.

Diagonal clippers.

Twine.

Duct tape.

Multitool.

Lights.

Face mask.

Goggles.

Shade structure.

Honestly, just making a list gets me all excited because I know I’M GOING TO BURNING MAN!

Divergent

I am going to Burning Man all by myself.

  • I have no one to help me set up or break down damp.
  • No one to wander through BRC with.
  • No one to be my buddy at night and make sure I get home safely.

I could fall off the globe and no one would notice for a week.

As a single woman, this is a little scary for me.

I feel like the fractionless in Divergent – I don’t fit in anywhere so I’m on the fringes of the BRC community.

I have two goals between now and August 30th:

  1. Join a theme camp
  2. Buy a vehicle pass

As they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

And so I’m putting it out there in the universe, to see what comes back to me.

Because I’d really like to drive my truck and tent trailer onto the playa. And I’d really like to be part of a community at Burning Man.

Pretty please?