Thank you, Sandi!
I travel with only a few things, but it’s really all relative. Since I’ve been living with this many items for the past six months — and lugging my 50lb back up 6,000 into the Himalayan mountains — I now feel what I travel with to be “too much”!
I’d say I’ve already started my new chapter and that this return to the USA is really just a test of the strength of the plot that has been developing. 🙂 I’m definitely going to continue living minimally and staying location independent. I’m also sure that I will continue traveling abroad. What I’m not sure of is how frequently I will travel or what will determine where I travel. Now that I’m more focused on humanitarian work and finding ways that I can promote and encourage positive change, my reasons for traveling will surely shift from that of “I’ve always wanted to visit place X!”.