I travel a decent amount, yet I have never quite gotten a handle on packing. (That's putting it nicely - I'm terrible at it).
Packing gives me anxiety. It shouldn't, but it does. And packing for my upcoming trip is not going so well.
Behold the mess:
It's a work in progress. Packing for two completely different locations (Ethiopia and Turkey) and completely different activities (field work vs. a conference) is quite the challenge! Plus I need to fit everything for five weeks in Ethiopia into a carry-on bag. See that backpack in the bottom, left corner of the picture? Five weeks in that bag. All the essentials in case my other bag gets lost in transit.
I leave Sunday- less than two full days to go. I guess I better stop typing and start packing!