April 9, 2019
November 13, 2017
We are in Rotorua, New Zealand. The is a major center for a Maori population so I want to spend some significant time here. Since I knew the tour visit would be brief I have reservations to come back here on my own when the tour part is over. I contacted to hotel where I will be staying when I return and asked if I could leave a bag there. I'm tired of schlepping a bag and a backpack. The longer I travel the more I realize what I didn't need to bring.
I know travel always makes me more sensitive to my "stuff". When I have to carry it on and off of buses and boats, up three flights of stairs, through airport security, etc. I become much more selective about what is and is not important. Is it for my well being? My comfort? I think it may be time to ship another box home so I have room to start shopping. But carrying everything also makes me rethink shopping. Do I really need to have it?
I guess it is ultimately about having things and being weighed down or being unburdened and having amazing experiences. I am always so much wiser in hindsight.