Especially since it took a very long day of shopping (thank you Cassie for getting me through that) to get most of my supplies and everything on the provided packing list. I have my shower caddy that matches my new water bottles that fit in my backpack where I can store my teaching journal and pretty colored pens. I also have my new dark grey TOMS (thank you craft ladies!!!) to soak up the dirt and a new bathing suit to soak up the sun. I have three pairs of Walmart sunglasses in case I break them and extra band aids in case I break myself. I even have a new planner for event organization and my giant study bible for life organization.
But... I don't think I will ever feel completely ready.
I am a little worried about having everything I need to teach English and make the lessons fun. Thank goodness that my Great Aunt Peggy (a teacher for over 40 years) is coming tomorrow to help me shop for my new kids. I feel better knowing she will help me find what I need and give me feedback on my ideas. Construction paper, pony beads, baby scissors, and Elmer's glue here I come!!!
School supplies aside, I know I will arrive in Mexico having forgotten something. At this point though (remember, this is the point in packing where I am supposed to be most relaxed) I am ready to be without things for a year. I better be ok with not having every luxury I am used to, I'm going to be a missionary in a foreign country for goodness sakes! Especially since whether I bring that extra sweatshirt or not, I am not going to freeze in Porvenir. If I forget my extra pillowcase, my head will survive (lice like clean surfaces the best right?). And if I run out of glue sticks in my classroom we can always use yarn to attach things... hmmm, I should bring a hole punch for that
In conclusion, I am ready to pack! Any volunteers to sit on my suitcase while I try to zip it closed?