by Meli C

Pre-travel excitement

For someone who loves to travel as much as I do, you’d think that packing would be a breeze…the pre-travel excitement.  Well, for me, it’s quite the contrary.  I mean, how can I possibly know what mood I’ll be in five days from now? So how could I possibly know what I’ll want to wear?  And as much as I like to rely on weather.com, let’s just say it’s not always accurate (I say this from experience).

Deciding what to take is only the beginning.  Organizing everything into the suitcase is another story.  Do I fold everything and stack it, or roll everything, or lay everything flat and layer it to the top? Where do the shoes go? What about the toiletries? Personally, filling up a suitcase is like playing tetris: maximize the space and pack efficiently.  If you are a guy and you are reading this, you are probably thinking I am insane. I know (or at least hope) that most of the girls will relate.

In any case, I always start packing early (at least mentally) so that I have enough time to think about what I should take and avoid forgetting things. The ultimate excitement begins when I zip up the suitcase and it’s ready to go.

1 comment

1 laura { 04.03.10 at 4:50 am }

I totally get you. Although I have to say it kind of surprised me at first ’cause you travel so much. But then it was all so clear, I remembered you packing in Boston torn between excitement about going home and desperation about the packing hehehe I even remember helping you. Miss my moody Meli.

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