The thing about baggage is that you think you need it. Call it preparedness, caution, learning from experience- justify it however you'd like.
It's at the point of speculation at the beginning of the journey that baggage doesn't really feel like a burden, it feels like reassurance.
But it's in moving forward that you have to bear the weight you are choosing to carry.
So choose your baggage carefully. Figure out which things are worth holding on to, and what things you just have to let go.