When I first started thinking about this adventure, I was targeting December 2015 (and even December 2016) as the time to go. In those early days, I was so crazy excited about a trip yet to be planned, that I took to Etsy to have two wonderful women create ice-inspired paper and felt pieces that would help keep me excited about a journey well into the future.
However, since I commissioned these custom creations, I decided to pull the trigger on 2014 (10 Days!), making the original purpose totally moot. But who cares! I am thrilled to have these pieces right now and to see them when I return, serving as a constant reminder of my obsessive excitement to travel to the bottom of the world.