Priorities and Packing

It’s time to start packing for the semester and as usual, I have too much stuff and my room is harder to navigate than uncharted areas of the Amazon Rain forest. And clearly, I have my priorities straight, filling up my carry-on bag with essentials like my ukulele and not superfluous items like pants.

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Yeah, its a mess. Only five days (counting today) until takeoff! It’s gonna be super weird not scootering around campus and hanging out with my birds in my spider-infested basement apartment but as many have pointed out to me, I will have such a great time. (It’s true, I plan on doing just that!). Also, see the red sketchbook? It’s covered in green paracord in the picutre above. I had a dream that I couldn’t find my sketchbook but found an red sketchbook lying around somewhere in the depths of my dream. So I figured, when Uncle Eli’s in State College was out of regular ol’ black sketchbooks, that the red one was necessary to fulfill the prophecy.

UPDATE ON MY ALPA FROM COTOPAXI!
It is AWESOME! I took it on a trip to Colorado with the family instead of a suitcase, just to test it out. The trip was seven days and I fit everything I needed to. Getting it in and out of overhead bins is a breeze. However, It got kinda heavy to carry around after a while and, unlike a suit case, it makes a poor substitute for a seat when waiting for the airport shuttle. Over all though, definitely worth it! This is an non-financially-motivated endorsement for Cotopaxi products. I am embarrassed/excited to say that since the acquisition of the backpack, I have bought numerous other Cotopaxi products, all of which will be coming to Germany with me.

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