One-hundred pounds: You can only bring so much
Packing is the first step of leaving — truly leaving as opposed to planning and applying. I find that it is relatively easy and can also be a revealing experience. In order to pack up your life you must go through everything you own and decide what is truly necessary and what is superfluous.
- You probably have more stuff than you need. This is true of almost everyone.
- You can make do with less than you can fit in your closet.
- I own far too many t-shirts that are almost identical. I don’t know how this happened. I was discussing this with a friend who said that she thought I was aware of this. I was not until I tried on every shirt I owned and realized that some of them are identical. This raises some important questions about my shopping habits. Why do I feel a compelling need to go shopping when I seem to always buy things that are identical to things I already own? How did I not notice that this was happening earlier? I have resolved not to buy anymore t-shirts for a while.
- It is fun to go through your clothes and note how your style has changed over time.
- One should go through their clothes at least once a year. Probably more often.
- Packing is relatively easy. Once you decide which shoes are worth bringing and which ones are not.
- It is always an odd feeling watching your bags get whisked away on the luggage belt and hoping you will see them at your final destination.