My neighbor advises me how to pack for an entire summer in one tiny little bag. Her family travels for months at a time with only one duffel bag each.
Well, I did it. I listen to her advice about essentials. For once in my life, I don't over-pack. I get bare-bones about it, and I actually have room to spare. One skirt, three tops, two pants. Everything coordinates. Two shoes: one pair of sandals and one pair of running shoes. A sweater. Toiletries.
It feels so free to cast off the entanglements of too many clothes, too many shoes, too many this or that. What if I lived like this all the time and gave the rest away?
Living with flair means simplifying. That's the first lesson of my summer travels!
Journal: What else can I simplify this summer?