day 1640 – vdl retreat 

still wasn’t packed an hour before midnight, but i am now so baker here i come. had a good look at my cozy cabin and claimed the bunk that i wanted to sleep in. the annual weekend getaway with the many vdl execs i work with throughout the season is always a hit. debated whether i should bring my ski equipment, but figured i’d save that for when i’m back in town. in the meantime, i’ll just savour the moment to chill and lay low while i can. one of the few weekends i can fully remove myself from all kinds of work

day 1311 – i love duffels

part of the packing process is making a list of what i need to bring, part of it is choosing which duffel to take along. i have a go to duffel for different occasions and activities; competition travels is the adidas with mooto backpack. practicing packing with urgency because i’m procrastinating. it’s only a weekend portland trip, but i still end up running out of space to put everything i think i’ll need

day 1014 – packing away

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i like going on vacations and i travel out to competitions often, but packing is not one of my favourite things to do. the crew and i are flying out to nationals tomorrow. i had all day to pack, but still never got around to it until night time rolled around. it’s late at night and i am finally struggling to gather the gear and things that i will be needing. let’s hope i can wake up early enough to double check because i am very forgetful

day 973 – packing ahead

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unlike all the previous times i travel out for competition, i am getting a head start on packing. packing light has never been an easy task for me cause i always end up bringing way more than i require. i am portland bound for the second straigt year. the feeling is far different this time. i feel like i am a whole new me because i have people by my side prepping and reassuring me. they make sure i am mentally sound and prepared to take on this battle, and always reminding me the mindset i carry onto the stage is what sets me apart. my mental game is definitely stronger than the last; i know i just got to go out there and perform at my best and everything will take care of itself

day 692 – all packed up

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i feel like i haven’t completely unpacked from portland and now i am packing once again for montreal. packing is hard work but i think with the practice as of late, i am getting better at packing compact. being quite notorious for packing heavy, even i surprise myself how i could fit everything into these two bags. what can i say, practice makes perfect. i double checked and triple checked to make sure i have my necessary medical kit, certainly can’t compete without any of my essentials

day 645 – packing troubles

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this is the status of my packing situation in hour into my attempt. things are always harder to find when i need it most and then reappear in my face when i don’t. what’s frightening is this pile is not the only things i will be packing for this trip. as if finding everything i needed wasn’t hard enough, fitting everything into my duffel will be an even tougher task. the whole packing process took over three hours and in the end i gave in to using a suitcase because i failed to fit everything into my duffel