Amanda Dorough | The Beautiful Journey

You May Call It Being Anal, I Call It Being Prepared

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I haven’t always been a prepared packer.  Take for instance the World Race.  The week before I left my life suddenly got very crazy and in turn I kinda lost my mind, haha.  The day before I left I was shopping and when I came out of the store to get into my car I couldn’t find my keys anywhere, so I had to call my mom to come and bring an extra set.  It turns out my keys were in one of the pockets of my purse, the purse I took on the Race, which means I took my car keys on the Race with me.  Fail.  But it goes even farther.  I may have brought my car keys with me, but I managed to forget other things I actually needed.  Epic fail.

Moving to a different country is a pretty big deal, and this time I didn’t want another packing failure on my hands, so, to help me out I made a pretty extreme packing list.

And yes, I did draw half the things I’m bringing with me.  That’s just how my mind works, I’m a visual person.  Some of you might think my list looks like chaos, while others may see extreme organization, but I look at it and it just makes sense.  I see what I need, and I know exactly what needs to be in each bag…

Looking at these lists, it may seem like I’m packing a lot, but I am fully willing to edit. However I’ve done the whole living out of a backpack for a year thing, and now that I have a chance to have options, I’m going to take it!

And if a giant packing list isn’t enough, this time around I decided to take it another step further, yes, I made a packing to-do list, but one things for certain, I’m going to be one organized girl when I get to Bolivia and I’m going to be leaving a pretty organized life behind me.

Now the challenge is execution.  I mean, it’s one thing to make a packing/to-do list, it’s a whole other animal to follow through with it!

So here I go. I officially leave in 11 days, my list is done, I guess it’s time to get packing!

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Author: Manda

Hello! I'm a lover of Life, travel, Jesus and all things colorful! Follow my blog at www.amandadorough.com

2 thoughts on “You May Call It Being Anal, I Call It Being Prepared

  1. Wow, that is major, many things to do. Just remember to take deep breathes, relax, and pray. You will be fine. (Chew gum for the altitude change when flying).

  2. You’re SOOOO stinkin funny! lol I LOVE that you actually drawl out your packing list! Crazy woman! 🙂

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