I was in Geneva for SIHH last week. For the first time in recorded history, I traveled without buying anything but food and drink. That’s right, I didn’t run out and buy a new jacket because I packed for the wrong weather. I didn’t purchase new shoes because the ones I bought pinched my feet after a long day of walking the convention hall floors. I didn’t even have to acquire any toiletries because I forgot my toothpaste/com/deodorant at home (I did forget my foundation, blush and lipstick, I just didn’t bother replacing them).
I don’t want to jinx anything, but I think I might be getting a handle on this packing business!
Which is not to say that I didn’t bring back some souvenirs. I got a whole pile of press kits and promotional presents (that’s my haul pictured above). And I may have liberated this blanket from the flight and this soap from the hotel, but I was prepared this time and didn’t need to go out an get another suitcase to drag them home in.