I am a notorious over packer. I would pack every pair of shoes I own, regardless of season if there wasn’t a weight limit when checking your bags. Also, I have this tendency to want to bring along items I never wear. I have this idea that vacation equals special occasion, which also equals wearing cute clothes that I hate wearing because of how uncomfortable they are. Not to mention, IF I choose to actually wear these uncomfortable items, and that is a big IF, nine times out of ten I become extremely self-conscious when I am about 10 feet out the door. I begin to think, “They know! They know I am a tourist. It is written all over these fake suede booties.” Then I turn right around and change into my chucks. It happens all the time and never fails.
This time around, I told myself I would only pack what I need and that is that. So this is what I packed.
- 2 pairs of black fleece lined leggings
- 1 pair of everyday Black Leggings
1 pair of skinny blue jeans 2PJ tops 2 PJ Bottoms
- 2 thermal black longs sleeves for skiing
5 causal tops
- 1 grandma sweater
- 1 flannel
- 3 pairs of ski socks
- 3 pairs of normal socks
1 pair of tights
- Bathing suit and swim shorts
- 2 tank tops
1 causal black dress 1causal jean shirt-dress
What you don’t see:
- 6 pairs of undies
- Black rain boots
- Brown lace up boots
- Ski pants
- Ski jacket
Normal winter jacket
- Ski goggles
- All the clothes I wore on the plane
- Toiletry bag
Now….once you put those two lists together. That is a lot of s****. You will see that there is a bunch of items crossed out. All of them are things I either didn’t wear or could have down sized how many items. Lesson learned!
At the end of the day, I think we have to remind ourselves its quality not quaintly. A few really good, quality items would have got me through this trip with no problem. If I would have thought it through, there would have been more room to buy myself pretty things. Which of course, I wouldn’t need, but it would still have given me the option. But, what can I say I am just a Newbee.