Packing Round II
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Packing Round II

Packing for Comfort

Packing Round II

I had a fun discussion with one of my friends about packing this past week. She's headed to an internship in California while I'm headed to the Philippines for an internship. She gets to drive while I'm restricted to flight regulations; one suitcase and a carry-on. What we spent the most time discussing is what to take. I was a fan of taking what you need and nothing more; she was a fan of bringing eleven pairs of shoes. And while I definitely can't do that with my packing restrictions, it brought up a good point. Maybe not everything you bring has to be practical.

So for round two of packing here's some ideas of things to bring that might not always be practical, but will make you feel at home.

1.) Sweatpants. I love mine with all my heart, so why not bring them? You may never wear them outside the house but that's okay. Because being comfy away from home is just as important.

2.) Bring a blanket, pillow, sheets, or stuffed animal. Who cares what you bring, any of these things mean something to you and that's what's important. Especially when you're not in your own bed, a little bit of home can come in handy.

3.) Comfort food. I definitely didn't think about this before traveling the first time; but food is a huge part of home life. So maybe bring a couple bags of popcorn or your favorite chocolate. There's no harm in having your favorite snack.

4.) Pajamas. My mom pestered me relentlessly to bring some nice pajamas or at least not that old t-shirt. But for the most part no one else sees my pjs. So why not bring your favorite pair? Being comfy when you sleep is the best way to get a good night's rest.

5.) Pictures. Consider bringing a pic of your friends and family. Or even just a silly one of you to brighten your day. Just having something to make a space feel like your own and to bring a little bit of home is huge. There's not a lot of decorating to do while abroad but a couple pictures can change around a whole room.

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