Thursday, August 20, 2015

This is it…this is all I am taking

I have mentioned in previous posts that packing is the biggest challenge for me for this trip. Clearing the house is tough, but figuring out what I want to wear for the next 9 months is REALLY tough. As I put together the wardrobe that I will be wearing during our trip, the song “This Is It” by Kenny Loggins is on repeat in my head, it’s probably because we started digging up Kenny Loggins hits yesterday when we heard he was playing at the zoo, but also because I am still pretty amazed that this is all I plan to take on our yearlong adventure.

For the last few months I have been paring down and donating a lot of clothes that I don’t need any more. From what was left, I had to determine what I loved and wanted to store and which clothes were going to be durable and versatile enough to come on the trip with us. And this is what I have ended up with:

All my clothes for 9 months - still too many
Unfortunately, this is still too many clothes  and I have to narrow it down even more. The challenge is trying to figure out what I will be comfortable in, warm enough in and (let’s be honest) look semi cute in, all at the same time. I don’t want to be a complete slob, but I also need to embrace wearing the same thing a couple days in a row – which I imagine my friends have noticed already, since I have been down to the camper wardrobe for most of the summer.The next step was to figure out how to get all these clothes into this small bin and bag. 

My "drawers" for the trip. 
Andrew wasn’t exactly on board with the extra bag, but we will need that when we do our short ventures away from the camper, so might as well fill it. Plus, he hasn't started putting his clothes into his packing bins yet, and he might need an extra bag too. Finding the spot in the camper for them is the tough part. 

But after I took out a few unnecessary items, I am all packed up and almost ready to go… in my opinion I think this pretty good for a girl that started this year out with 2 dressers and a walk–in closet full of clothes! This is it... 

All packed up - this might change a bit, but for now, this is it! 

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