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Luggage from my last trips

“Do you think that might a sign that you travel too much?”

is not what you normally expect to hear when someone calls you into the bedroom in the afternoon.

Instead my husband pointed to the area in front of my dresser next to the bed. Said photo above.

I’ve been traveling quite a bit these past three months. I knew I was traveling a lot but I hadn’t really had time to think about it put it into perspective.  Until he told me to take a look.

Maybe he’s right. But isn’t that the first step, admitting you have a problem…

Just a little rundown of my travel schedule since October:

  • Chicago Seminars October 12 – 15, 2012  (which turned into October 12 – 16 due to a 4 1/2 hour delay in Chicago post tornado warning and American Airline mechanical delays.  Yes, delays as in multiple. I love me some American Airlines but two days of delays and 4 1/2 hours is pretty much my limit.)
  • Las Vegas October 23 – 26, 2012
  • StarMegaDO4 (SMD4) November 13 – 16, 2012
  • Frequent Traveler University LAX November 30 – December 2, 2012
and now:
  • New York December 6 – 9, 2012  (for a funeral so it’s not a pleasure trip or miles/points fun trip)

As you might be able to guess from the photo, it’s been easier and faster for me to grab a new bag from the garage than to unpack and repack. And the funny thing, I travel light.

That small black Amtrak bookbag backpack, to the left of the dresser underneath the United tote bag on top of my Timbuk2 travel bag, is what I bring on trips of 3 days or less.

But I’ve run out of small suitcases.  Gasp. I know.  How is that even possible?

Sadly, I’m going to have to unpack one of them so that I can pack my clothes for this weekend.

But the question remains, which one?  And do I just go for it and unpack all of them in a wild unpacking spree?

Or do I go for the fast and easy route and only unpack the one I need?

Are you a serial unpacker?


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Tuesday 4th of December 2012

So funny! I think you need to get rid of a few suitcases so you HAVE to re-pack every time! :)

Debbie Schroeder

Tuesday 4th of December 2012

LOL, good point, but then the kids wouldn't have any carry on bags.

Although, I did almost go out and buy another backpack. Do you think that means I have a problem?

PS. Sending you DM about next weekend.

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