The Art of Packing Light

When I found out last January about the award, I decided that I was going to “travel light”…shed the stuff and live simply. I did not need all this stuff.  If it didn’t have multiple uses or “spoke to me” then I had no use to take it to Porto.   I’m a carry-on type of traveler and for the most of this period,  I’ve followed this approach.  But in the past month I’ve started frantically tossing everything that I could possibly want or need into the corner because it was saying “take me, take me“.  I shipped a box of books over earlier this month as well.  Yes, books that I could view on the internet.   What you can’t see because it is under the beach towel (strategically placed for cat sitting) is a massive suitcase stuffed with all kinds of things.  It is a cat magnet as you can see Maggie lurking and hoping to be included.  I guess next week I have to regain my zen-like approach.  Any advice on how to include two cats in the suitcases appreciated.IMG_0035