Packing 5 Days Early

My trip is next Friday, a long weekend between Belmar and Asbury Park. I’m so excited to be travelling again that I packed 5 days early! My pillow isn’t pictured, but I’ll be dragging it on a train and bus!


My pillow can’t fit into the suitcase and I don’t feel like buying an extra pillow bag, so I Googled “travelling with a pillow” and apparently a lot of teenaged girls will carry pillows on long flights and bus rides. I’m not going to feel ashamed about carrying the pillow and I will be very careful with it.

Aunt Kathy gave me the mug cakes for my birthday and I’m going to bring them along for a snack. I’m going to pack some oatmeal, so I don’t have to eat out for breakfast as much.

I’m really excited for my trip! I know the Air BNB will be clean and I’m grateful that the home owner will let me use her kitchen. I’m only eating dinner out. I have my masks packed, hand sanitizer, and slips for the Happiness Box Project.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “Packing 5 Days Early”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Sounds like you planned ahead and you’re all set for your trip. Now you can relax for a few days. I think it’s a good idea to take your own pillow, even though you envision it as being cumbersome when you are on the train and bus. I would simply place it in my lap, rest my head on it and take naps along the way. Aunt Kathy’s mug cakes look delicious. That was thoughtful of her! Taking some oatmeal along is another good idea. Breakfasts at restaurants can be expensive, and preparing a bowl of oatmeal in the Air BNB kitchen before you leave for the day will save money. You are very wise for taking more than one mask and an ample supply of hand sanitizer. I hope good weather is in the forecast for next weekend. In the meantime, have a great week, dear friend JM!


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