What would you take with you if you were going to be away from home for nearly two months? Over the past few weeks I’ve been packing and re packing suitcases and boxes trying to decide what the most important things in my life are.
We are moving house, we’ve done it before but never on this scale and it’s normally been a fairly basic move from one house directly into another. We’ve moved boxes of books and cases of clothes with the help of friends and relatives. This time we are moving across the country, cats and furniture in tow, to a house we applied for without seeing with our own eyes.
In July I applied for a transfer at work. We thought things would take a little time to process, we were right, but then everything seemed to happen at once and they wanted me in a different city asap. Our house in Derbyshire is preventing us both from moving to Norfolk for a few months so I’m staying with my parents until we are free to move into our new place.
How do you pick what you need to be happy? Without wanting to sounding too soppy, how can items replace the happiness I gain from simply being with my husband and our pets. I think I’m going to learn a lot about myself having only the bare minimum of my stuff with me for a while. Already I’ve learnt that I want what I can’t have. I’ve brought books, knitting and games with me, but of course, I want all the other books, knitting and games that I have back home instead. I’m trying to think of these weeks as an opportunity to finish the unfinished and I think it will be good for me.
It’s kind of like my ‘Desert Island Stuff’. Six books, 3 knitting projects and my laptop.