I really hate packing, it's so stressful. When you're planning for a deployment, or a holiday, you can never really know exactly what you're going to need, or whether you've packed too much. (Though I will once again give myself credit for my 3 month round the world with one carry on bag success.) Coming home is almost worse. This time around, I haven't actually bought too many things, so it's not like there's going to be a lot more to fit in. In fact, it probably works out to be less, since there will be fewer books and packets of Tim Tams to fit in. I suppose it's the finality of it all. I've only been here a short time, but it's been home for that time. And now it gets all packed up into a backpack to be taken somewhere else.
Speaking of, I don't think I've shared my travel plans for the next 3 weeks with you.
Wed 17 - Fly to Manila
Thur 18 - Fly to Melbourne
Fri 19 - Fly to Gold Coast
Mon 22 - Fly to Limerick, Ireland (via Sydney, Hong Kong AND Paris)
Sat 27 - Fly back to Brisbane (probably via the same cities, maybe more!), arriving 2 days later
Sun 5 - Fly to Beirut