Moving is way too hard

UGH! Selling a house you’ve lived in for 10 years without another house to move into is INSANELY DIFFICULT.   I not only have to pare everything down for the sales process, I have to pare everything down for the “as small as I can get it” move to Berlin.

I want to tear my hair out.   Even the small “save” piles are still too big.   I’m grateful for this process, I want to simplify (that’s the theme of 2016 right?) but it’s too much.

But then I put on Purple Rain, and Let’s Go Crazy comes on and I start dancing and it’s all okay.   I’m still actively mourning the worlds great loss of Prince, but listening to his music has made this time a whole lot easier. Because if you’re dancing, you can’t be stressed. And if you’re listening to Prince, you’re dancing.

 

So it begins

Thanks to Timehop, I realized that it was one year ago today I decided to radically change my life somehow.

Today I’m sitting in a pile of stuff I’ve collected over the last 20 years and deciding what is so precious it gets shipped to Berlin with me. 

Moving to Europe makes this process a lot easier than somewhere in the States I think.  There’s just so much I can’t even think of taking because it’s too big or simply won’t work (goodbye everything with a plug)

Even things I can bring I need to pare down – I don’t need 4 winter coats or 3 pair of snow boots.  I will have no use for all of heels and dresses I’ve been wearing to work. 

What are my most favorite photos? That’s a tough one.  And books – I really don’t need any of them I guess. 

Moving to Berlin

I’ve been pretty quiet about my life the last 6 weeks.  It’s because I was working out a fairly big change.  I’m going to pack up my life in Boston and move to Berlin.

I’ve always wanted to live in Europe.  To me it seems like a simpler more focused way of living.  Now I get to see if the dream matches the reality.

Can I live without a car?

Can I live without debt?

Can I work to live rather than live to work?

Can I live more freely and sustainably?

We shall see.

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