This blog chronicles my personal experiences serving as an NGO Capacity Builder for the U.S. Peace Corps in Botswana 2012-2014.Its purpose is to serve as a line of communication between friends and family, a preparation tool for future volunteers, as well as as glimpse into life in Botswana.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Days have begun to blur together and my to-do list grows as quickly as I am able to cross items off. I realized today that I was running out of time when I went to the grocery store to buy milk today and the expiration date on the milk was the same as my departure date!
The irony is that with the months of delays on my departure one would think I would have been packed months ago, but those that know me would never expect such a thing. I am a self-described 'high-efficiency procrastinator' meaning I am always busy, always active, always responsible...but always waiting until the last minute to do the important items, filling the in-between times with lists of other chores, tasks etc. (When avoiding a large task the house is always spotless, clothes clean, fridge stocked and stomach full!).
So, to help future volunteers avoid the stress of compiling a packing list from the vague list of suggestions in the Peace Corps Welcome Book I will share my base list here. I will re-visit this list in the future to comment on what has (or hasn't) been useful...and what I regret not packing! Hope this helps someone someday!
Luggage: One large duffel (rolling), one small duffel (storage), large backpack, purse.
Long skirts (3)