I leave in a little over a week for Montana, big sky country. Woot woot!
It is a complete new beginning-a new job, new home, new friends, new surroundings. I do not know anyone out there. My feelings? 90% excited, 5% nervous, 5% anxious to be leaving all my family and friends back home and at Hope.
So that brings me to packing. My limit is how much my Honda CRV will fit. I decided to try and limit my packing to 75 different items. "Different" meaning duplicates do not count-all of my underwear count as one item, thank goodness. If not, my socks, underwear, and t-shirts alone would sink me.
I want to simplify my life, and this will make me decide what is really necessary. How many different items can one person possibly "need" to live? How many items do I typically need on a given day? I hope not that many. So far my list has about 25 items, which only includes electronics, camping items, and toiletries. The toiletries are really killing me-floss, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.-tiny items that my list counts as an item of equal importance to, say, a tent. Rules are rules though.