Uh Oh: A Packing Nightmare


I have a serious procrastination problem. And packing for my most recent trip was no different. I made a list of things I needed to take, but I waited to start packing and doing laundry until the night before. 

I have a history of forgetting things when I go on vacation, so this procrastination is not beneficial. 
There was that time I forgot pants. In my defense, I wore pants on our way to Vegas, but once we got to our hotel, I realized that was the only pair. And since we had 9 more days and two more destinations, my mom had to run me to the mall to get some pants. 

There was that time I forgot my glasses. And I have contacts, but I always take them out at night and wear my glasses. It wasn't terrible, but it sucked. 

The time I forgot underwear and had to wear my swimsuit bottoms until I made it to the mall. There was no excuse for this one.

So, I was feeling positive about my list. Until I realized I forgot my headphones
And a purse

Now, when I told someone I forgot my purse, he assumed I meant all the things in it. But no. Just a purse. 

I had my carry-on, but that's too big to carry around while walking. 

I made do by stuffing cash and my ID in my pocket or stuffing my wallet in my friend's bag, and even carrying my wallet around in my hoodie pocket. 

I think I've come to terms that I will never leave for a vacation without leaving something important at home. 

No matter how many lists I make or how many times I double check. 

Or maybe I should finish packing before my ride to the airport shows up. 

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Uh Oh: A Packing Nightmare


I have a serious procrastination problem. And packing for my most recent trip was no different. I made a list of things I needed to take, but I waited to start packing and doing laundry until the night before. 

I have a history of forgetting things when I go on vacation, so this procrastination is not beneficial. 
There was that time I forgot pants. In my defense, I wore pants on our way to Vegas, but once we got to our hotel, I realized that was the only pair. And since we had 9 more days and two more destinations, my mom had to run me to the mall to get some pants. 

There was that time I forgot my glasses. And I have contacts, but I always take them out at night and wear my glasses. It wasn't terrible, but it sucked. 

The time I forgot underwear and had to wear my swimsuit bottoms until I made it to the mall. There was no excuse for this one.

So, I was feeling positive about my list. Until I realized I forgot my headphones
And a purse

Now, when I told someone I forgot my purse, he assumed I meant all the things in it. But no. Just a purse. 

I had my carry-on, but that's too big to carry around while walking. 

I made do by stuffing cash and my ID in my pocket or stuffing my wallet in my friend's bag, and even carrying my wallet around in my hoodie pocket. 

I think I've come to terms that I will never leave for a vacation without leaving something important at home. 

No matter how many lists I make or how many times I double check. 

Or maybe I should finish packing before my ride to the airport shows up. 

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8 Comments:

At November 15, 2012 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Esther Davison said...

One of two scenarios happens with me: 1) I pack too much and don't wear half of what I brought or 2) I forget important things. Forgetting headphones has happened to me. Then I get to use crappy air plane head phones. Yuck! I'm a new follower from the link and mingle! Esther Norine Designs

 
At November 15, 2012 at 9:42 AM , Blogger Cindii said...

I'm not very good at packing and I always procrastinate. So now I just bring everything with me. Regardless of whether I need it or not it's better to have more than less.

 
At November 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Chelsea Melrose said...

Ugh, I am such a procrastinator. For example, I had a discussion board post (for school) due tonight at 9pm and I didn't get out of work until 7pm. GAH! Talk about waiting until the last minute.

 
At November 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM , Blogger elise said...

new[est] follower. loving this post and loving your blog. excited to keep following and reading along!

stop by sometime!
kalobandelise.blogspot.com

 
At November 17, 2012 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

I am also a notorious over-packer. I just brought way too many pairs of tights when I went to DC and I ended up not wearing them at all. Thanks for following!

 
At November 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

Sometimes, but my suitcase was so full when I was leaving from all the gifts I was bringing home and I didn't need to wear so many layers to get back to Arizona, so all the coats and scarves went into my luggage.

 
At November 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

I used to do the same thing. "Oh, due tomorrow? DO tomorrow!"

 
At November 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Kaileigh said...

Thank you so much!

 

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