My Journey Dairy

It’s beginning…

During the last weeks I must have packed and unpacked my suitcases a million times – that’s what it feels like at least. It’s not easy thinking about everything you could need during one year. Of course there’s always the possibility of buying stuff once I’m there but let’s be honest who wants to spend the money when you know that you have the exact same thing at home?

Shirts, trousers, jackets, jumpers and shoes it sounds easy but if you have 10 shirts you enjoy wearing which one do you take with you? So many decisions…

Also there’s not just clothes but memories I want to carry with me. Do I take a little photo album or a book with printed photos in it? I have so many books I want to take with me but I’ll probably have to narrow it down to two or three.

One of my hobbies is bullet journaling which unfortunately takes up a lot of space in my suitcase as well. For those who don’t know anything about it, it’s basically just drawing and writing in an empty book and thereby designing your own calendar. The principle is based on your needs, if you need a packing list, do a packing list. So all you need are pencils and a book but I have a lot of the first mentioned and I need them all (probably not but it feels like I need them all!).

I’ve read a lot of Au-Pair articles and watched videos of (former) Au-Pairs talking about their experiences. Nearly all of them said that they’ve packed way too many clothes since they bought new ones during their time abroad. I’m probably gonna say the same thing in one year but I only have 6 shirts left in my luggage, it’s not much and I actually want to try not to buy too many new clothes this year. We’ll see how that goes…

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