On the Go!
That probably describes every aspect of my life right now.
Probably yours too! Right?!
Ferrying kids here, shuttling others there, and feeling undeniably grateful that I have actually lived here long enough to have other parents to switch off on carpools.
And then trying to plan trips and remember to pay the bills.
I did make a little headway this week on my travel wardrobe. I really am trying to plan for each of us to take only a carry-on. This weekend we will do the trial run to see if I am being realistic. Some of my friends are skeptical. 🙂
The shirts in the background of my photo are an actual rack of shirts I tried on. I am looking for some black shirts that can be dressed up or down depending on what we are doing. Shirts will be my biggest deterrent in being able to fit everything into a carry-on. I can’t see wearing any more than once.
Why? Because here’s a little secret: I am a nervous sweater. It can be 30°F and if I am walking into unfamiliar scenarios, I will sweat. But women don’t sweat…they glisten or sparkle or glow. Yeah. Lucky you. Me. Not so lucky.
First time leaving United States soil… Flying across the ocean… Big, unfamiliar cities… I will packing enough shirts.
Pants, however, will be a different story. It has been recommended to bring a black pair and a dark washed jean. I have not determined how many pairs I will be bringing, but the hunt for the above black pair was arduous enough.
I was on a hunt for leggings and was disappointed at the fact that they were all more opaque than I wanted. At American Eagle, I finally found these Sateen jeggings. They don’t get saggy by the end of the day, unlike some others that I’ve tried. They don’t ride so low that I need to constantly be hiking them up if I need to bend over. And while the regulars were too short, the longs weren’t too long, which is important in a skinny jean.
I thought that I’d just order up another pair in a dark jean wash. However, the sateen version is their “colored” jeans… at this time in burgundies and greens. I don’t necessarily like their other jegging versions since they tend to feel tight around my calf muscle (which strikes me as strange since I don’t have large calves). I think I’m just particular, but I will be going back to try on the different styles.
And I do not intend on taking those shoes! They are just my favorite dress up pair.
I am still on the hunt for the perfect all-day walking around shoe.
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My 13 year old daughter plans to wear her Converse. She wears them every day so I guess she’ll be fine. I love mine too. But… I’m 3x her age and even though my feet are strong from yoga, they like a little arch support in return for holding up my body all day.
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I have been eyeing Superga’s or some type of old school New Balance-like shoe for my all-day shoe. I will probably throw in my ballet flats as a second pair. I’m known to pack too many shoes and usually end up only wearing 1-2 pairs. Space will be a commodity and shoes takes up precious area.
I purchased a universal adapter since the plugs are different in Europe. I may need to get more since we all have phones. I also got this cute pouch that doesn’t allow for RFID readers. I like to think identity theft doesn’t exist, but I’ve had my credit card compromised too many times to believe that.
I picked up a new read at the library. It was on the new release shelf, so I don’t know if it’ll be good or not. I’ve shared that yoga is my favorite form of exercise. We also have a pull-up bar that hangs from a beam in our basement storage room. My goal is to be able to complete some pull-ups. They are VERY hard! But it is a goal nonetheless.
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While I’m busily preparing for time away, I’m still making sure to take the time to stop and notice the beauty of nature. The cycle of spring. Flowers blooming. Bees buzzing.
I hope you have an amazing weekend filled little moments of smiles. Here’s one from my little snapchats with my girlie at the end of a long day….crazy hair and all. Spread some kindness and a little laughter.
So lastly, a song I’m loving this week…. because…. Paris.
Let your light shine!