I have found inner peace. I wasn’t even particularly looking for it yesterday (that’s what the third Tuesday of the month is for), but somehow I stumbled upon it and I will never be the same again.
It all started when I needed to pack up my suitcase. I ALWAYS set aside WAY too many clothes/toiletries/traveling things and they never all fit. It’s my own fault. I just want to be prepared, okay? Like what if I need a teasing brush? Granted, I have used my teasing brush three times over the past 20 years, but what if I suddenly need to tease my hair while I’m on the road? If I left it behind, I would be royally screwed. I apply this type of reasoning to a minimum of 77 other useless things that I feel I must travel with, which is why I have trouble fitting everything into my suitcase.
But back to yesterday — I was wondering if perhaps it was not the packing list that needed to be adjusted but instead the packing method. So I went on YouTube and searched “the most efficient way to pack a suitcase.”
I watched several videos, one of which taught me how to pack my duffel if I was in the military. I finally settled on a method that made the most sense to me. It involved rolling up all the clothes in a very specific way. If you’re interested, here’s the link.
So I rolled up all my clothes, arranged them in my suitcase in such a way as to maximize my space, and OMG it was INCREDIBLE. Not only did everything fit, but I actually had room to spare!
I cannot express to you how amazing this made me feel. Yes, it took me an hour and a half to roll everything up, but I believe I reached ACTUAL ZEN. I’ve been such a sucker all these years, believing my occasional YouTube-guided meditation was the only way I could ever hope to attain any kind of inner peace. And all it took was suitcase organization. Behold!
Have you ever seen such a thing of beauty?
Dog image from Lainie of Leisure.