Things I'm Leaving Out Until the Last Minute

Things I am leaving out of the bags I'm packing for the Middle East move until the very last minute:

  • Phone and charger
  • Journal
  • Kindle
  • Computer, mouse, etc.
  • Wear-on-plane outfit
  • toothbrush

It's a very basic list, but writing this list down helped me decide what to pack first. I was feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start, so I sat down and created this short list before I could move on to the big list. The point here is that packing to go abroad for two years is a big job; to make it a little less daunting, divide it up into small parts and promise yourself a break after completing just one of those small parts.