Normally, I’m a pretty organized traveler. While I don’t start packing in advance, I have my lists ready wayyyyyy ahead of when I need them.
I am a bit of a list queen, I have to admit. Not because my world would collapse if I didn’t have lists. But because I would forget everything if I didn’t have them. I have discovered this from sad experience.
Enough experiences that you would think I would learn.
I suppose I do learn. But I also forget. (Does forgetting negate the learning?)
There have been too many times when I’ve convinced myself I could swing it. Lists are for sissies!!!
Yeah, well…that’s never worked out for me.
Serious kudos to those of you who can keep everything up there in the ol’ grey matter and access it whenever you need it. That is a gift.
But it’s not a gift I have. So I make lists.
This time, though, I only half sort of started a list a few days ago. And put it aside. In fact I couldn’t even remember where it was so this morning I started a new one.
Did you catch that? THIS MORNING!!!
I didn’t start my list in earnest until this morning. The morning of the day I am travelling.
Man, I am living on the edge!!! (I so don’t live on the edge. I can barely see the edge…And I like it that way.)
Anyway, I got the list done, did all the last errands I had and, right down to the wire, got the packing done.
Hmmm…actually, I was so late packing….yup….there it is.
I was so late packing, I forgot to run through my list to see if I had forgotten anything. And, as I wrote that last paragraph, sitting here at the airport waiting for my plane, I remembered that I forgot my hair dryer.
I had thought about it several times. And even headed off to get it a few times. But as you may recall, I get distracted easily and now, voilà – no hair dryer!!
I’m pretty sure (I say, chuckling at my likely delusional optimism) I didn’t forget anything else…
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