Photography should be about the image, or at least the connection between the photographer and the subject that results in an image. Carrying loads of gear, or in my case not taking it out because I had loads of gear, I found I was distant from photography. I was not the photographer I wanted to be. When I did take photos I would spend ages editing them, photoshop or lightroom and when I look back, they didn't excite me.
How could I change this? How could I make photography more about the image than all the peripheral stuff?
I did a lot of searching in my soul and realised, with less gear, I would shoot more, so I needed to find a camera that would match my needs. After much searching I found it. The fixed lens, Fujifilm X100T. Sure I am a little late to the party, with many other photographers having had this realisation before me, but it's not too late, I can still be saved!
So I have finalised the sale of my Canon DSLR and L lenses, selling off the big Manfrotto and my numerous bags and accessories and I will shortly be buying the camera I believe will change my photographic life. This is my journey. One Camera, One Lens, One Life.