Packing has always been low on my priority list no matter how long the trip, and this is no exception. If anything, packing to spend a year abroad is much more challenging as you must condense your life in whatever suitcases you have (unless you are luck enough to afford long term storage). I will admit to being an over-packer or useless packer in the sense that I usually bring a lot of things that I don’t end up needing.
That being said, I am still struggling to detox my life. It is a process to take survey of your life and go through the various things that you have collected since middle school and then decide what you can, need and really should part with. After all, what use will my elementary school medals for Figure Skating or my middle/high school ribbons for Track & Field be in my next chapter in Korea. Have I looked over them in the past years? Not really, yet it’s a part of me that I can’t quite throw away. That aside, I came up with categories for packing over the past week that I figure would be a decent start before I began to pack and from there I could expand in my next post.
The list is as follows:
- Toiletries/make up
- Work out/sports
- Home decor.