This post by Matthew Little was originally published at Diary of a Deckie: My experience volunteering on a hospital ship.
and I leave (with my parents, Stuart and Lynne) in three weeks, to fly to Texas for the confusedly named ‘On Boarding’, as we don’t actually get aboard the ship until we fly from Texas to Conakry, Guinea in November.
As for the things I don’t know what I want to take are what clothes I want to bring. I have finally started practising packing, which has made my mother happy, which has given me some idea of what of my clothes I will bring. What makes it difficult is thinking about the climate that I will be living in for 10 months, and what will be suitable clothing items. Especially since my two favourite t-shirts are black.
Other things that I have done to get ready are: Put a bunch of movies onto an external hard drive, set up this blog, set up my YouTube channel to upload vlogs, (Check it out, I have put up a short film I made!) and shifted my payment methods for Playstation and Microsoft from my parents too me. And verified that I am adult with Microsoft. I am starting to think that these things probably shouldn’t have been my priority, but the only time I could really start packing is this week and next week, otherwise I would have been living out of a suitcase for a few weeks.
I guess all I can do now is to actually pack, wait till Friday (21st September) and leave.
(Note the time difference, this one post took three weeks to complete)