How can an inanimate object take over one’s life? THE PACK has taken over my room – stuff everywhere. It has become to me evil incarnate. It speaks to me during the day – (you have more room) and then again at night (are you nuts you can’t carry all of that stuff). I have been obsessing about this pack for a month. When everything weighs something – what do you really, really, really need to bring?
I never really thought of myself as particularly materialistic, but when it comes to 17-19 pound of items (including pack and water) the choices become very limited. Do I really need eye cream? What about body lotion? I have my basics down pat- clothing minimal, sleeping bag, crocks, journal, and guidebook. So it’s the damn toilet articles. They seem to really weight the most and for some reason the hardest to part with. I don’t mind to smell (well ok smell-ish) and my hair is way way short so easy there.
How can I do without my lotions and potions? I have packed, stood on the scale. Unpacked, stood on the scale. Unpacked more stood on the scale. Why do I get heavier as I take things out? Crap! With the packing now at a fevered pace, I am still unsure what I will bring and leave behind.
Wait THE PACK is calling me… gotta run
Bonnie was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at St. John’s University, New York City for her work in Business Resilience.
Bonnie is Past Chair of the Association of Contingency Planners where she served for 6 years.
She is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders and businesses to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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