Today is the day I leave for Jordan. I have a flight from SF to Chicago, a four hour layover, and an 11 hour flight to Amman. I name today the Day of Planes.
Luckily (and miraculously), I fit everything I'm bringing in to a 45L pack and my purse. It'll make moving around a lot easier. And though people who have seen my perpetually messy room might not believe it, I hate being disorganized when traveling. Thus, I've attempted to pack very minimally. My one indulgence is a large bottle of conditioner to tame my curls.
I only managed to forget one thing (I think): a non-digital book to read. As they read this many of my friends are hanging their heads in shame. Luckily, the airport had a large selection of books to choose from. I will be bringing a science fiction book call Blood's Pride, which I bought mostly because Brandon Sanderson seemed to like it.
It still doesn't feel real that I will be traveling and studying microfinance for a whole year. I'm not sure it will actually feel real until I arrive. I'll let you know if it does when I land.