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Getting Ready...

(or... how to avoid packing like only a professional procrastinator can)

So... preparing to leave the country for 9 weeks in the world of me... TV on? Check. Suitcases UNpacked? Check. Lists prepared? Check. Items crossed off the list? Well.... that's another story. I've always been good at making lists, I just usually get tired of the items on it after I write them out. Not my best quality, I guess. ;)

Seems as though I haven't really made much progress over the last few weeks despite all of my talk about pre-planning. I suppose since I'm still somewhat organizing my apartment after moving in 2 1/2 months ago I shouldn't be surprised. How is it that after years of writing papers at the last minute and finishing projects at the final hour I still have not grasped that preparation is the key to lowering stress levels?

Although as I sit here typing on my computer, watching an episode of Criminal Minds and chilling with my cat I suppose we couldn't fairly describe my stress level as anything other than... 'meh'. I seem to be operating on the theory that I can buy anything that I forget to pack. (As a side note, this is a theory that more often than not gets me into some trouble while traveling...)

With that, I'm going to finish up this episode and then try to pack something. Or not... I wonder how else I can procrastinate tonight?

Ha ha! More to come as I return to India, continue on to China, France and the UK to embrace the adventure of seeing new places, new countries and making new friends!

Posted by rubywheels 22:12 Archived in USA Tagged packing

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