As part of the whole transition thing I've been walking through (I've only referenced it here...the bones of the story are over on the other blog), I've got the opportunity to spend a week at Rita Springer's DIVE school (no, it doesn't involve large bodies of water; it's a week-long worship intensive).
It's something I've wanted to do since I first heard about it something like 6 years ago, but I didn't have the time or the resources to do it. But, since I'm not teaching teens at the moment, I have the time, and I had some Christmas money that had not yet been spent and My Sweet Babboo had some Frequent Flyer points available and...so, I'm going.
All the deep introspective details will be dealt with over on Beer Lahai Roi; here, I'm going to be practical.
I want to pack a week's wardrobe in a carry on bag.
I am not a traveler, truth be told. Last time I took a plane trip it was 1999. I'm not even sure I know how to do it anymore.
Anyway, this is where the wardrobe concept comes into play. Can I really and truly put enough stuff in a small bag to get me through a week?
It helps that this is not a fancy event; we won't be doing much that requires a range of gear. Casual is the word.
Oh, yeah, it's in Dallas, so I don't have to worry about it being cold.
So, I'm thinking I'll pack black and gray and a few brights that will work with them. Take my grey denim jacket and wear one of my knit cardis. One pair of pants on the body and three more in the bag. 6 knit t's. Necessary underpinnings; shoes and socks on the plane and sandals in the bag. PJs.
I don't know if I'll have time to sew any new anything before I go...it's in just two weeks...so it's going to be a little bit of a personal challenge to see if all the wardrobe-thinking I've been doing is going to pay off with a workable travel wardrobe.