So It Is A Little Early

Yesterday Lena and I assembled everything we are going to carry on the Camino. It was actually quite a major task as we tried to account for everything we are carrying; including water, toiletries, clothes, and all sorts of little items. The goal was to see how much it all weighed. Surprise – my bag was waaay too heavy. I am hoping to carry about 18 pounds, it was over 25. (Lena did far better.) So where can I lose 7 pounds? You look at the picture and see what you think.

Should I take only two pairs of underwear? One short-sleeve shirt? Get rid of any night clothes and replace with running shorts? Saw the handle off my toothbrush? This is a harder decision than I imagined. I’ve already bought a lighter towel that will save 3/4 of a pound. I’m not going to count the clothes I will be wearing (that will save another pound). But I am still a long way off.

I am glad we did this exercise. It makes me wonder about all the excess baggage I am carrying in life. Our Camino has begun.

Author: Jim Zazzera

I find myself thinking about the past, wondering about the future, and doing my best to live in the present.

3 thoughts on “So It Is A Little Early”

  1. The book….leave the book and write your own. And/Or, get a lighter backpack. Wow, Jesus was quite radical when he said to leave all things behind. Your items seem pretty essential to me. Love the picture and eager to see what you decide on. 🙂 ❤

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