Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Packing for this trip is much more challenging than you might think!  I can only check 80 pounds of luggage total, which may seem like a lot, but it's not when you're dealing with a chronic overpacker.  I've slowly been gathering items over the past couple months and decided to lay everything out last night.  Here's what i'm dealing with...

And that's not even all of it!  I wish I could know exactly what my living situation was going to be, because it would make packing for it much easier.  The unknown is the reason I have to pack for so many different scenarios.  I don't know what area of the country my site will be in, so I don't know how conservatively I'll need to dress, and I won't know what my running water/electricity situation will be until I get there.  I think I'll try to do a test run with my packing tonight and see how much it weighs so far...wish me luck!


  1. You forgot to mention that you also created an inventory list! But, I am so proud of you that you are under the 80 pound limit. Good for you for tackling that first challenge ;)
    I'm looking forward to seeing the cultural shock looks of your village when you arrive with the luggage you do have!

  2. How was training? What's the scoop on your new Peace Corps friends?- Caitlin