If you came to this blog thinking there would be posts of actual substance, I’m sorry. There might be some in the future.
I fretted about packing but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, presumably because (as my mother said) I just chose what I needed to pack/survive at my parents’ until departure day and left everything else in a state of shame.
The final packing list is as follows:
- 1 belt
- 2 pairs of socks
- 1 rompers
- 1 camisole
- 1 pair of leggings
- Several basic t-shirts
- 6 dresses (can be worn casually or for teaching and doesn’t take up space)
- Running leggings
- 1 blazer
- 1 pair of slacks
- 1 pencil skirt
- 1 light jacket (wearing to airport)
- 1 pair of fleece lounging pants (ohh yes)
- Running shoes
- Chuck Taylors
- Scarf (wearing to airport)
- 2 pairs of pants (wearing one to airport)
- Toiletries, playing cards, photos of home, cards that people signed
- Macbook, iPad, iPhone, chargers, adapter, voltage converter, 1 physical book (others are electronic)
I may consider taking out a few items tomorrow morning but having always been a gross overpacker, I think I did okay (insert eyeroll from veteran travelers here). But if you do have serious input then please do let me know.
Speaking of tomorrow morning – the fateful day – I will be running around to finish last minute things that could have been avoided were I not a dingleberry. The “poor planning” aspect of this post title mostly alludes to how I should have set my last day at work at an earlier date. The plan was unclear when I made the decision so I did my best under the circumstances, but it is something to consider.
For those of you who have asked how my Spanish is, I got as far as this in the free language app (Duolingo – 2013 Apple’s choice for App of the Year Award and WHO ARE WE TO QUESTION APPLE?), so I’m pretty much set.
I will miss waking up to play with the dogs.
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