I am packing an over-night bag. I'm only going to be away overnight.
I am so much better at packing than I used to be; I remember putting half of my clothes in a suitcase to go on a retreat that would last only a few days, for most of which I would be in yoga pants or jeggings lying on a massage table or the floor. I'd pack jewelry that I would end up taking off and stuffing in my purse. I'd pack perfume that I wouldn't wear because other people might be sensitive in close quarters. I'd pack a pair of shoes for each outfit. I was excellent at packing. I could roll a closet full of stuff into a duffle. I'd have hats, scarves, maybe an extra purse, and just about everything out of the bathroom cabinet.
Then, one day, I flew across the country for an assignation and realized I'd hardly packed any clothes at all! As a matter of fact, I had completely (oops) forgotten to pack any underwear!
So now I compromise. The over-nighter has a small bag with bare basic toiletries and makeup, I coordinate a couple of outfits so I can wear the same jewelry and shoes, and I double check for drawers and something to sleep in, particularly if I'm sharing a motel room with someone who isn't likely to enjoy watching me parade around in the altogether. In the CPAP bag goes my travel alarm clock, pillow spray, meds and neck pillow. The last thing to go in is my toothbrush. I'll pack more if I'm planning to go swimming or hiking, or if there is a fancy event that requires it. But for the most part, I travel light now, and like it.