Last week I went with a group to a Reservation in Canada to do Vacation Bible School with some Native kids. We had a great time. I hadn't been before and I learned a lot about myself, others and shared the good news with the people there. I got to experience a new culture, which is always cool, and had a bigger culture shock coming back into town too...weird.
For bottoms, I took my camping shorts, my high waisted shorts, my long blue maxi skirt and a pair of jeans for bottoms(I only wore the jeans once the whole week, at night).
For tops, I took my white dress top, 3 tees, my pink striped shirt, green tank and shirt combo and a hoodie.
For shoes I only took my yara sandals and a pair of swim shoes, that I bought to take with me.
For other things, I took my swimsuit, 2 sports bras, a regular bra, one set of PJs and 7 pairs of undies. I also took 7 pairs of socks, but I only wore one pair the whole time I was there and only at night.
I also had an air bed (which didn't fit in the tote, but came in it's own carrying bag), the sheets for it, my favorite quilt and a pillow. All in all it wasn't too much stuff to take with me. And everything I mentioned, except the air bed fit in the tote.
Here is a picture of the clothes I took with me. My hoodie is on the left, but it's all covered up.
I've learned that we can live with less than we think we can. And when we do it we realize how unnecessary most of our "precious stuff" really is in our lives.
This week I'm going to go through more of my stuff and get it out of here.