I know what you’re thinking, “A challenge within your challenge? Are you crazy?” The short answer is – maybe.
I’m leaving Friday for a short five-day vacation with my best friend and I haven’t even started to think about what I’m packing. I’ve become so familiar with the clothes I own that I don’t feel the pressure to pack early or plan an outfit for every single day. Remember when I did that for my last beach trip and I ended up wearing only 50% of what packed? Well, I’m trying to avoid that this time.
So, what’s the challenge?
Well, first let me tell you about my favorite piece of luggage. I own this awesome lime green hard case carry-on that has followed me everywhere for the last seven years. I’m not an over packer to begin with, so I never need to check a bag. This small lime green carry-on has become an extension of me when I travel. I literally take it EVERYWHERE. And I love that I have never spotted another one like it during my travels. I could easily go on vacation with my lime green travel buddy this time as well, BUT what if I could go smaller?!
What if a 40 something, middle-class, Starbucks loving, Kate Spade carrying, American woman could pack everything for a resort vacation in a BACK-PACK?!
I know, my stomach did a flip when I wrote that too. It just sounds insane! Even now I’m second guessing this idea. But what if it’s possible? Shouldn’t I at least try? I mean, what has this year even been about if I can’t challenge myself further?
So, there you go. I’m flying to Mexico for a five-day bestie vacation and I’m ONLY taking a back-pack. Omg, my stomach just flipped again.
Photos and a blog update will follow as soon as I get home. Wish me luck!!
My name is Misty Day (yeah, that really is my name) and I'm a normal every day person. I'm a twin, I work as an analyst, I take my daughter to Girl Scouts and swim team, I play bass guitar in a band, I love food and wine, I like new clothes, and I'm trying to be a better person.