Right now I have too many journals again. I'm fiendishly trying to fill the last of a couple up before my trip, which isn't at all necessary, but will give me a certain peace of mind. All things journaling are being focussed on 'before the trip'. An excuse to focus/organize myself which at this point doesn't need an excuse as evidenced by my repeatedly writing 'get organized' on every other page.
On this trip I'd absolutely love to actually bring only what I want to use, and not have a bunch of materials rattling around in my bag "in case". I find that rattling distracting. It divides my attention. "Should I bring this along today? Should I bring this other?" To that end I'm asking myself - do I actually reach for this when I'm headed out the door? about the materials I have out. I'm weeding down. Except when I get seduced by some other wonderful supply that seems like it would be a LOT of fun. One step forward, two steps sideways.
Too often I have twice what I actually use. I could so obviously make do with far less, and in making do learn a bit more about my materials, what I'm interested in and how to put those materials to new uses.
Meanwhile I push on, just messing around. Such a burden. Can you hear the violins?