Ever wonder what 100 pounds of clothes and personal items looks like? Ya, me neither. Until about two weeks ago.
You see, airlines are just so picky! They insist they I can only bring two bags that only weigh 50 lbs each. Stupid airlines…
It’s funny, when I was going to backpack Europe for 6 months, I had ZERO concerns about living out of my 51 liter backpack. But I’m MOVING to Costa Rica, not backpacking, so for some reason I need a ton of stuff.
My adventure started by buying way to much. As you know, I’m not really a shopper. Ok, so I don’t shop at all… same thing. But tell me it might be a little harder for me to get something for the next year, and all of the sudden I need it now! Honestly, a lot of what I bought I’ve been “looking at” for a while now, but I might have gone a little overboard too.
Or go bra and bathing suit shopping (although I looooooove my new bathing suits from Jennette Bras):
That’s ok though, because I’m just never allowed to buy anything again. Ever.
Yeah, I know. This is also a good lesson in our consumer based society. I own way too much crap. I still have a whole room full of more dresses, jackets, shirts, dress clothes, shoes, etc. etc. etc. that will never see Costa Rica.
Ok, it’s actually 2 bags, plus my backpack which is my carry on, plus my messenger bag which is my personal item. But still, I think that’s pretty darn good, and I deserve an A+ in packing.
In other news… in just a few hours I’ll be in Costa Rica! Everyone keeps asking me if I’m nervous, but I’m really not. I’m a little stressed because I didn’t get everything done here that I needed to, so I’m going with the “it will all work out in the end” mentality.