The countdown begins

by abbibauer

The first thought that popped into my head when I woke up this morning was, “in one week I will be boarding a plane to California.”
I’m trying to keep my mind in the present moment and not let my thoughts run wild. As the day gets closer and and closer it’s becoming harder to do that. I’m trying my best to soak up every little bit that home has to offer. Spending lots of time with wonderful friends and family in the water and under the sun.
Yesterday my mom and I cleaned out my closet and gave a few huge bags of clothes away. I felt incredibly light and I like that feeling. Shortly after we did a pre pack with my backpack that’s about the size of me. It went well because afterward I could stand up and walk around with it on. (That’s accomplishment in my book.)
This trip will be an adventure, but a challenging one. I’m really excited to live by the motto ‘less is more’.
Over the next few months with just a couple possessions on my back I hope I will have endless time for more laughs, stories, human connection, self contemplation, and just simplistic living.