I know that my writing has been terribly introspective lately, so I thought I would thrown in something blunt and boring and wonderfully straightforward.
I love lists. I really have a thing for lists. And despite my deepest desires and desperate attempts to be more spontaneous and carefree (which probably factors a great deal into this whole endeavour in the first place), I still like lists. And so it is the list-making maniac of my former self is writing this post.
It is never too early to start planning, and I have always been a planner. I worried about getting into college during second grade. I began looking at potential universities during the spring of my eighth grade year. I was mercilessly laughed at for my 10 point life plan, created junior year of college. My dear friend and person C~ was planning to DIE before I had reached step 10, but this was no matter to me. I am a planner.
I leave for Romania on August 30, and with me I will bring two suitcases and a carry-on bag. And I must fit the following into them:
1. Undergarments- 10 sets; Socks- 5 pairs; Dress socks- 5 pairs; Casual tops- 5; Long Sleeved shirts- 3; Sweatshirt- 1; Casual pants- 3; Teaching pants- 2; Summer pants/shorts- 3; Dresses/skirts- 3; Sweaters- 2; Dress Shirts- 3; Black hiking jacket-1; Tennis Shoes- 1 ; Dress Shoes- 1; Sandals- 2; Hiking Sneakers- 1; Swimsuit- 1; Slippers- 1; Long Underwear- 1; Pajamas- 2 sets; Winter hat- 1; Winter gloves- 1 pair; Stretchy gloves- 1 pair; Sunglasses- 1 pair; Jewelry- small bag; Toothbrush/Toothpaste; Make-up- Small Bag; Travel Toiletries; Swiss Army Knife- 1; Duct Tape- 2 rolls; Digital Camera- 1; Battery Charger- 1; Memory Card- 2; I-Pod- 1; I-Pod Charger-1; Laptop/Charger- 1; Flash Drive- 1; Adaptor for laptop- 1; Ziploc Bags- 20; Purell Hand Sanitizer- 2; Photo Album- 1; Playing cards- 2; Assorted teaching books- 3-4; Assorted books- 3; Alarm Clock- 1; Index Cards- 4 packs; MISCELLANEOUS items :)
Not bad, right?