Buddy, I can procrastinate like nobody else. I am leaving on a short trip this week and had planned to have my bag packed on Sunday but something else came up that was far more important, so it's not done yet.
I could be packing right now as I write this but frankly, my dear, I'm not in the mood.
Not in the mood? Yeah, I'm not.
It's not that I'm not in the mood to travel, I just really don't like the packing part. There's that part about trying to decide what to take. Should I take an extra pair of shoes? Do I need ________(fill in blank)? Can't somebody pack for me? Please?
Truth is, I tend to overpack. I'm taking only a carry-on bag so that will help limit my decisions. I'm pretty sure my kids have a washer/dryer in their place so I have no need to take 5 changes of clothing. Seriously.
Gene and I traveled to Hawaii a couple winters ago for a week's stay with each of us taking one carry-on. And we had overpacked! What do you need in Hawaii?
Well, I've never been to Michigan but today in the lunchroom a nice lady told me "don't take synthetic clothes". I think this is likely very good advice and I'm going to heed it. Oh, just the thought of humidity and wearing synthetic underwear ..... can you say ICK?
So I figure since I'm leaving on Thursday morning, I still have two more days to pack that little, itty bitty bag. It'll all work out. Probably.
The other truth is .... I love being under pressure sometimes. I love having to scramble at the last minute to throw something in a bag and go. See, waiting til the last minute means I will just have to wear what I can throw in the bag. Otherwise, I spend far too much time analyzing if this will match with that, and will my shoes go with it? Anybody who knows me would laugh at that statement. As if I've ever cared much whether my shoes matched my outfit! I am no fashionista.
Do you travel light or do you take far more than you need? Do you wait til the last minute to pack?