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Moving Thoughts — 40 Comments

  1. It’s good you’re getting rid of all the stuff you don’t need. I had moved so many boxes that hadn’t been unpacked from the previous move, and it took me ten years to deal with them. Your new neighborhood sounds great.
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  2. I admire your ability to get rid of stuff before the move and the yard sale afterwards, great idea! I had plans to spend this week home with the kids going through their old toys in preparation for a yard sale but we visited friends instead. Now I wish I’d followed your good example.
    Ellen recently posted…All Together NowMy Profile

  3. Congratulations, you have a neighbour who brought a carton of cherry tomatoes. Here in China, I haven’t found such a neighbourhood in last three years and there is no hope in future too. I am thinking to move Australia or NZ, not married yet; hopefully it will be easier than yours. I am learning to get rid of unnecessary things. They just bring unnecessary memories. Have fun at new place!
    Abdul recently posted…Road Is Long…My Profile

  4. I’d like to live an edited life, but when faced with trimming down the accumulation, I feel bamboozled. And moving is exhausting: we’ll be doing it soon too. Congratulations on finding the energy to share your post! Hope your gorgeous kitty settles in soon.
    Love Happy Notes recently posted…Let your Light Shine!My Profile

  5. Oh, moving is hard! I moved 8 times in the last 10 years and it hasn’t been fun. The only upside is we get to de clutter our home each time. But it all piles up again when we are well settled. Vicious cycle, if you ask me. You seem quite the strong woman 🙂
    Shailaja V recently posted…Luminous- #FiveSentenceFictionMy Profile

    • Haha! I know all about that reflex! It was tempting to just set fire to it all, or at the very least dump it at the Goodwill, but we needed the cash to help with the gardening costs, lol.

  6. Ah, you took me back to moving, which we unfortunately do way more than I like. You’ve also inspired me to do a garage sale and sell all our stuff (though I would love to buy your candelabra!) Glad you’re in a nicer neighborhood and great essay.
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  7. Reading this makes me miss you. Is that weird? Perhaps there is simply something to be said for sitting on a hotel room bed next to somebody, and to looking for them in a conference, that binds.
    Also, I’m completely impressed that you did a moving/garage sale after your move. Each time I’ve moved, I’ve been so disappointed in myself for giving away things that I wish I’d brought with me – because moving is such a pain in the butt.
    Here’s to settling, and moving, and moving on and up, and all of it. Here’s really, to you.
    Kristi Campbell recently posted…It Is With This BodyMy Profile

    • Not weird, actually very sweet and makes me miss you too.
      I don’t know what I was thinking, holding a yard sale after moving, after BlogHer. I guess we just needed the cash and desperate times, right?

  8. Moving is so, so hard; not just the actual moving of boxes, but the more existential, “I live here now and not there” kind of hard. I totally get it. But I am here to tell you that soon, and without you ever realizing it, the new place starts to feel like home.
    Samantha Brinn Merel recently posted…These Are My PeopleMy Profile

  9. My husband and I swore we’d stay at our current apartment for 3-5 years. We’ve been here just a little under 2.5 and we’re itching to get out of here despite the fact moving sucks goats. I’m still in school so we’ll see how things go.

    I hope your precious Mimi comes out soon. She’s a beauty. I might be biased though since I love cats have three of my own.
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