I would have always thought that I would be ready for this moment. Months of thinking and dreaming about it have finally come to an end, and now we find we are very excited but a bit apprehensive. Planning a year-long trip is not as easy as we thought, and it seems like we could have made a new “to do” list every day. Finally, we arrived at a point where there seems like there is nothing else you can do, and you have to give in that you are leaving for a year. Packing has been a huge part of our life for the last few months, constantly thinking about what you can bring and what will match with what. We have made more trips to REI in the last few weeks then we have in our whole lives.
And the final verdict is in.
A dining table full of our possessions is what you are looking at. This is all we are taking for the year. It is crazy to realize that when you break it down, you really don’t need too much. We have managed to cram all that we will need in two bags that are carry-on size (or close enough to it).
Getting this all in our bags and getting the house ready for our departure signals the start of our adventure. I cannot wait to get underway and start enjoying the experience of being on the road.