As I prepare for my trip to Scotland and then across to Denmark I am going through the usual dilemma. What not to pack. Now I know my message is probably resounding loud and clear to all the women out there. How much is too much and how can I leave behind that particular dress, skirt, scarf – whatever – because you know – sure as God made little green apples – that you are totally going to need that item and you will be cursing yourself for leaving it behind.
So there I stand looking down at these beautifully prepared packing cubes …. Hmmm…. Are these all going to fit in? What do you think?
OK, start again. Going through the items I wonder what possessed me in packing that particular jacket. I haven’t worn that in ten years. But I love it – so why don’t I ever wear it? Maybe I should just try it on quickly. So out the cube it combs, let’s unroll it (yes I am a roller and not a folder) and try it on. Crap – it doesn’t fit! How the hell did that happen? Well there have been about 15 cruises since I last wore it. OK – that’s it! I am going to take my runners and my gym stuff and make sure that I work out every day on the cruise. Wait a minute – that means another cube. OMG – I am driving myself crazy and there’s hubby smugly zipping up his suitcase. It’s so easy for men. Pair of dark slacks, a white shirt and a nice jacket – Voila! Done!
OK Lesley. Now focus!! Let’s see what we can eliminate here.
As I go through the process one more time I get this thrill come over me. Yay, I am packing to go on an adventure. Off to Scotland to spend time in Edinburgh and Inverness – who cares if it is raining there right now? I have packed my raincoat. Then off to Copenhagen and another cruise. (I swear I am not having any dessert!). Ending up in Iceland.
One thing I will do however. I am going to pack a change of clothes in my carryon because you know – we live in turbulent times so if my bag goes missing all this angst will have been for nothing while I wear the same outfit for two weeks solid!
OK – the uber is here ….. I am OFF!!!!