Monday, November 22, 2010
Although I'm organized in most areas of my life, I get inexplicably flustered when it comes to packing. Packing turns into frantic circles between my closet and dresser until I eventually become paralyzed. So lately I've taken to writing little notecards for each day I'll be away, and what I need to prepare for and taking photos of what I'll need to bring for those activities. It considerably reduces my anxiety about forgetting something important and helps my weak, paralyzed packing brain visualize the minimum number of items I need bring. Silly? Undoubtedly yes. But life-saving for an addled grad-student brain? Certainly.