Sunday, June 14, 2015

what's in your bag?

I'm an over-packer. I like being prepared, even if it means being impractical. Every time I travel, I think about every "worst case scenario" and try to prepare--just in case.

Which is what leads to the anxiety of trying to figure out how to put an umbrella, five different types of shoes, three books, and three purses into one carry-on, along with the other basics I actually need and will use.

I'm going to Southern California at the end of the month for a week and a half--not a long time, but long enough to need more than my PJs and a towel. But I'm also challenging myself to only bring two carry-ons on the plane with me: a backpack and my ukulele. The backpack--a regular, old school pack--will have to carry everything I'll need. It's partially out of necessity (I'm planning to hit several cities in a short period of time), but it's also a good exercise I started in January to stay focused on the important things in life.

I'm already having anxiety about this, to be honest. I need to challenge myself, though. Wish me luck.

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