Friday, 22 May 2009

So much work!

I have been packing and cleaning and purging. I have spent a long time on the phone changing addresses and calling for a charity to come pick up everything I have to give away. I am feeling the anxiety and stress of how much there is to do and that there is limited time to get it all done.

It is 3:06pm and I am considering stopping for the day. I wonder if I can do so without feeling the nag of it at the back of my head. I have 9 days before I move and I know I'll get it all done. It's just a matter of having to do it.

Maybe I'll pack 2 more boxes and then call it quits for today...or at least until later. I am hungry and sweaty and tired and would really love a cold beer. Too bad I don't have any!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Long, long, long overdue post. May has been crazy busy what with apartment hunting and then going on a cruise. Now I am packing and getting ready for the move.

The apartment we are moving to is around the same size as the one I live in now except that the space is used very differently. I am moving from a one bedroom without a balcony to a two bedroom with a balcony. The communal living space is quite a bit smaller than what I have now. And I have a lot of furniture and a lot of (for lack of a better word) junk. I am doing some major down sizing and purging and it feels great. There is a level of sadness to though in the purge. Today I went through old journals and tore them up and threw them out. I read snippets here and there but it was almost too painful. Good riddance! I am also selling a whole bunch of furniture and donating piles of things to big brothers.

I am feeling a little overwhelmed by it all but once I actually start clearing things out of my apartment I know I will feel better. Right now all the things I am getting rid of are in piles around me) It makes me feel cluttered and chaotic.

Ok, I feel guilty sitting at the computer for too long when I could be packing so this will be it for now. I'll post again when I need a break or feel like I have the time.