There is a fine line between overpacking and under packing. I seem to be able to find an excuse to pack everything I own, for example, my graphing calculator. You never know when you’ll need to find the inverse of a matrix or solve a trigonomic function. But all jokes aside, how do you minimize bringing excess baggage without leaving out important items?

I’ve decided to think up a buddy system for this trip. If I’m ever conflicted on whether or not I should bring something with me I ask my sister and a friend. So far this method has helped reduce the stress of packing and its helped me feel well prepared. Packing lists are great, but friends and family are nice help too! And now that I am almost fully packed, I can feel the excitment rise, tres días más!


– Chelsea