One Suitcase & a Carry-On

As I was packing for Thanksgiving break today, I couldn’t help but notice the difference between what I was packing this year and what I had packed last year.  Contrasting my one bag from last Thanksgiving break, today I stuffed four totes and two duffel bags of stuff into the surprisingly large trunk of my car. I have started the process of moving out of my dorm room, since I have to move out of my room before I hope across the pond to England.  For me, moving out is a process. I like to think of myself as someone who doesn’t have a lot of stuff, but somehow I always accumulate clothes and coffee mugs and shoes over the course of a semester. I thought it was best if I took a car load of stuff home this break rather than attempt to pack up everything in the middle of December, when we might finally have some snow.

I have two and a half weeks left at Colby after Thanksgiving break, and then it’s time for Winter break, which I will spend packing all over again. I am currently facing one of the biggest difficulties with going abroad: packing for five months in one suitcase and a carry-on. After realizing how many clothes I brought to Colby for 3.5 months of school, I’m starting to worry a little about packing for 5.5 months in one suitcase. I guess I’ll be doing a lot more laundry over there than I do at Colby!

It’s hard to believe that in five weeks I’ll be hopping on a plane to fly across the Atlantic. So many new experiences and adventures await me; now all that’s standing between me and that transatlantic flight is an empty suitcase waiting to be filled.

Here is where I am used to living…

Here is where I will be living in a month…

Until next time,


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One Response to One Suitcase & a Carry-On

  1. Maria Anna Rodriguez Leitch says:

    Dear Morgan,

    As a Colby parent I often read the Colby Echo and other news about Colby students and of course I love reading and hearing about my son.

    I just wanted to say have a safe and blessed year in 2013 may you enjoy your last year as a Colby student. We wish you all the best.

    Godspeed -

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