I wanted to post some pictures of the mess I have created of packing. Having too much time to prepare for Peace Corps is not good for me because it allows me more time to think of crap that I "need". Thus, I have way too much stuff and it's never going to fit into my bags, let alone fit the 80 lb. weight limit. I'm definitely going to have to get rid of a bunch of this or have it mailed once I am at my site. I'm still waiting on the arrival of my duffle bag and my ExOfficio underwear. There are still a few things I have yet to buy, but most are small and won't take up much room. I think. I feel like my grandmother who packs 6 months early for a week long trip. But I'm packing 2 months early for a 2 year trip. It's just getting ridiculous at this point, but I just have to feel like I'm doing SOMETHING to prepare.
From top left: my pack & the detachable day pack, sleeping bag, journal, water bottle, condom/contraception demo kit, black laptop case, orange bag for jewelry, green veggie bags, ziploc bag with flashlights and leftover glow sticks from Colin's paratrooper days, bag with knives in it, ziploc with markers, pens, pencils, etc.