I found out this evening there is something very calming about packing a suitcase.

I’m off to a coaching conference in Asheville, N.C., in the morning and I was determined to not overpack and not underpack, but pack just right (haha). In my world, this can be stressful because, of course, I make it that way. Every possible scenario needs to be covered, right? A stroll in town. Our many classroom/workshop settings. Lunch in the mountains. Dinner out. Pampering at the spa.

I took a deep breath and started treating it like a fun puzzle. This is, after all, a great getaway and I feel blessed to be going. Once I could see the framework, the fill-ins were simple.

I’m ready. I’m happy. The suitcase is packed just right.