Let's face it: Packing is quite possibly the most stressful thing about traveling. Fitting everything you need into your suitcase can be a major struggle, and even if you pack your luggage so tightly that you have to sit on it to close it, there's still a chance that you forgot something. I always self-edit when I pack, and that has often led to me forgetting things or leaving things behind. When you under-pack, you know these five things are totally true — and you deal with it in the best way you can.
Under-packing means you have to get really creative with your outfits, you may have to buy or borrow things from your friends when you arrive at your destination, you rely on the amenities from your accommodations, and of course, you accept the fact that under-packing is really just part of the whole traveling experience. Even though leaving something at home can be stressful in the moment you realize you forgot it, no problem is unfixable in the grand scheme of things.
Traveling is such a fun journey, and packing — or under-packing — is just part of it. Try not to stress too much, even if it feels like leaving some things out of your suitcase is the end of the world. (I promise, it's not.) The memories you make on the trip will make any forgotten items a worry of the past.