Yesterday Nippon Express came to pick up two boxes filled with a haphazard assortment of items for my three month trip to Japan. Packing for Japan, or frankly any trip more than a couple of weeks in length, seems to break my brain a bit.
I have always prided myself in being a rock star packer… until about a week ago. The phrase “deer caught in the headlights” comes to mind. If it was Europe I wouldn’t worry about leaving clothing behind. If it wasn’t for three months I wouldn’t worry about whether I should have brought that book to read or not. Do I really need all three of my camera lens? How many shoes do I really need (FYI – the answer appears to be 5 pairs….probably….)?
And yet, the boxes got packed. Friday I will head off on an adventure like no other I’ve done. I’m still about 60% over the moon excited and 40% absolutely horrified. In the end I know that this will be an amazing journey and hopefully a life changing opportunity.
Too bad I couldn’t just tape that box up and pack Rosie up for Japan.