Happy Tuesday! Another week has rolled around, and life is moving at the pace of an alarmingly quick slow snail. That made no sense – let me explain: in the day to day drag of life (including classes, practicing, and
OH HEAVENS ALGEBRA HOMEWORK), everything feels slower than molasses going uphill in January. Tour is in less than a week, but I feel as if it can’t come fast enough. However slow life feels, I keep on finding myself a week later, and I’m scared that I’ll blink and I’ll be back home again. Story over.
That was an incredibly depressing start, but that’s not at all what my post is about. The lovely Starling nominated me for the Tell a Story tag, so I’ve decided to do that before I leave.
- Include the tag image in your post
- Tell a (one paragraph short) story based on the theme your nominee gives you
- Give ONE theme for your tagged bloggers to write a story about
- Tag 3 (or more) people
- Let your nominees know you tagged them
- Copy and paste the rules
- Follow the rules
She drew her bow and aimed – it didn’t matter. He was just another man, just another liar. They were all the same. All men ever did was break hearts, and Isley had had enough. Her suitor stared in disbelief, quickly letting go of a young girl, obviously ashamed. The blood coursed through her veins as she looked at him. He had made a promise. And now he would pay the price for breaking it. Isley’s eyes stung and her throat tightened with the stifled tears, but she wouldn’t let them go. Caring isn’t an advantage, she told herself as she swallowed painfully. All romance ends in despair. She looked into his eyes and spoke his death sentence with a single look. The arrow hit her mark and she ran, not daring to watch the life go out of his eyes. The tears came. They burned. But she had moved on – she wasn’t about to fall for the same trick twice.
Thank you SO much, Starling, for having a three nominee rule – so many tags that I’ve done have a LOT of nominees to do, so this was very nice.
The New Theme: Wanderlust
Now onto the next part of the post – packing. My trip to Spain and Portugal is nigh, and that means packing. *dies* I’m not always the most organized person, but when it comes to packing, I get really organized. It’s almost a little ridiculous especially considering I almost always forget something.
Packing for Spain is the third hardest thing I have had to pack for – the second being Csehy and the first being our trip last summer. It’s a week in a foreign climate, including the possibility of rain and fluctuation in temperature. I also need to pack light enough so that I don’t surpass 50 pounds and have room for souvenirs. And, of course, with any trip comes the necessity to buy things that one doesn’t have, so that doubles the stress.
Before I pack, I always make a list. I am the queen of lists, even if I never look at them again – so of course I have to make a very long and intricate checklist. I start with a to-do list (things I need to do before departure) and then move on to the clothing. Pants, shirts, and shoes are my main categories, and then I write down my pajamas and other things. The next section of the list is for my carry-on, and then my budget for the trip and the things I need to buy.
After that, it’s basically just packing and departure. The packing itself is also tricky – you need to juggle the number of things you need, your suitcase size, and take into account the addition of items on the way back. My dad found a good deal on a set at Costco that had two suitcases, one small and one large. I’m probably going to take the larger one, but it just seems so awfully big. I’m not sure I’m going to need that much room…
All of that goes to say that I am struggling with packing and I hope that you guys have some tips for me regarding packing or even traveling at all. It’s going to be my first time on an airplane, so that’ll be an experience!
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Comment your favorite place to travel, and if you’ve been to any cool countries. Have an amazing day!