I have started to pack my unnecessary items into my suitcase for my travels back home this summer. What I have come to realize is that I have greatly underestimated the amount of useless stuff I seem to have.

I brought with me teaching books I’ve never used or even glanced at. I have so many clothes that I couldn’t really wear in such a conservative country. I have more shoes here than many people own and I am going home to my 30+ old pairs of shoes (if my mom hasn’t thrown them away while I’ve been gone). I trinkets and souvenirs to pack, I have not 1 but 2 Playstations. Old broken junk I can’t seem to get rid of.

I thought I could do it in one suitcase and a carry on but that seems more and more unlikely each day. I’m going to have to cram my suitcase to maximum weight and then pay for a second suitcase. That or I am going to have to donate a lot of clothes. I travel for 5 weeks between Kuwait and Canada so I am going to need something to wear and I don’t want to lug around all my stuff. Maybe I’ll have to mail another suitcase back to Canada when I get to Macedonia.