5 PCS Pack Out Tips || Thoughts on Leaving

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I usually joke about how toxic it is to live in the Philippines. Pollution and traffic jams are at an all-time high, internet speeds are something that could definitely improve, and politics — well, let’s not even go there. 

And yet, now that I’m in the process of packing my bags, I find myself clutching on to bits of ‘home’ a little tighter. 

I’ve spent the last few weeks with my family, I’ve cuddled with my dog more than before, and I find myself heaving a sigh every time I look around my room. I’m constantly reminded of things I have to bring. The painting I called my masterpiece during a sip and wine date,  the insane amount of skincare products on my dresser — all of which I, of course, need. 

Days seem to go faster now too. I used to dread counting the days before because they always seemed to take forever.

Now, I feel frantic whenever an hour just flies by.

I mentioned a ticking clock in my head before, one that would start whenever I was with Vergs because as happy as I was with him, I knew there’d come a time when I’d be back on a plane and saying our usual see-you-soons. The clock was always there during our 3 long LDR years. The only time it stopped was during my last visit to Spain, where most days were spent over classes, work deadlines, and prepping for the move

Yet somehow, the clock’s found its way into my head again.

Only this time, it reminds me of my last few days in Manila. 

Leaving’s starting to feel more challenging as the days progress. Because of this, I can’t promise that I’ll be updating this blog quite regularly this month. To put it bluntly, everything’s just a bit too much right now. I’ve never been good at goodbyes, and now that I’ve got a pretty big one fast approaching, the clock’s ticking seems to be louder every time. 

Before I go, let me end this post on a more positive note by talking you through 5 PCS pack out tips we've learned along the way. I HAD NO IDEA WE HAD SO MUCH STUFF, YOU GUYS. Seriously hoping I stay sane throughout the entire moving process. Haha!