Tuesday, 10 May 2016

060. The struggle to travel light

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To be honest, I don't get to travel a lot. But when I do, I get very excited, and tend to be reckless with packing. The last time I traveled was to visit my cousins in another province. I just packed about everything--well,  nearly--and it caused a bit of inconvenience. First lesson learned: never bring a shampoo bottle that contains more than 100 mL! 

Then I brought a lot of clothes--some of them ended up being unused, which caused unnecessary extra weight. The next time I travel, I will make it a point to know what the itinerary or activities would be! 

I have a confession. This struggle isn't confined to long trips! If any one of you have read this post about the contents of my bag, you would know about the ridiculous amount of stuff that's in it. And I bring that bag everyday to work.  It's really difficult to weed out which ones are (un)necessary, especially when I feel that they are--I think you guys know what I mean! Because girl's gotta have options! Of course that's not a healthy thing to do, because the bag ends up heavy, and you'd get to bring a lot of things you don't need! Hello, masochism!

So lately, I evaluate the contents of my bag--which is really hard to do--go through things that I need, and don't need. Medications, cooling powder, hand lotion and hand sanitizer,  check!  The makeup bag is another story, and it's like a time bomb waiting to explode. Which reminds me, I have to go over it again and take out stuff that's pretty redundant. Which is pretty much a daunting task. Just kidding, haha! I'll just need an extra dose of resolve. 

Then, in goes my planner, and uh-oh, the also fairly bulging pencil case. I love my pens, and woe betide you should you borrow them and lose them! Sometimes, I bring them, and sometimes I bring a smaller pencil case--which I really should. I'll have a bigger problem when I go back to law school, since well, hello highlighters again! Haha. 

Tomorrow is another day, and I should really, really think twice about putting in a tube of lippie when there's a lip and cheek stain.

Hi, my name is Layla, and I'm a work in progress.

Till then! :)

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