Everything you own must be able to fit inside one suitcase; then your mind might be free.
It’s our last day of Platform Retreat, and I have been up early, packing my bags, and preparing for our final teaching sessions and goodbyes.
After Retreat ends we’ll take several loads of equipment back to our farm, grab some sleep, then get up early to do some cattle work before driving to Brisbane to pack for a six week overseas trip. We leave the next day!
I haven’t given a thought to this vacation. It’s been a tumultuous year, with the loss of Ben’s mum, the drought, the fires, clients in crisis, and then the creation and launch of so many new things in my business (some of which we are still madly finishing up to be ready for you soon!).
So, packing. We’ll be going through a range of temperature zones from below freezing to tropical. We’ll need casual clothes but also something dressy for a few important occasions. And I have business too, so there’s all that stuff.
I thought I’d create a helpful list, to encourage efficiency and thwart forgetfulness, and this is what I came up with:
- that other book I’ve been meaning to read all year
- my kindle
- Planner, crystal, oracle cards, pens and an extra journal
- favourite essential oils
That’s it. I also thought maybe I’d take along a tin of the loose leaf tea I love, and my magnesium, chinese herbs and my swimming goggles. Oh, swimming costume! I’ll add that too.
By now I expect my suitcase will be full, and no room for clothes, toiletries, shoes.
Oh goodness, I forgot. Laptop. Phone. Chargers. Backup drives. Paperwork.
Maybe I’ll think about it tomorrow…
Do you have any great travel tips for me? I’d love to hear them.
Biggest hugs and love, Nicole xx