I’m moving to Georgia!
Haha! This is just a joke in my family, but I find it pretty funny given that I’m moving down to Georgia today! That’s right! At this very moment I’m in my car, all loaded down with boxes, making the fourteen-hour drive to the land of peaches. (I think that’s what they’re known for down there, right?)
And as I sit behind the steering wheel, I come to realize something rather… odd. Depressing some would say: my entire life fits inside a single 16′ truck. -.- Every piece of furniture. Every article of clothing. Every knickknack I can’t seem to part with has been shoved into one very large box. Kind of a crazy thought, huh?
Who would’ve thunk that I could cram 23 years worth of life into a budget truck? What does that say about me? I mean, when you look at it all, filling that once-large space, it seems like a lot, but it really isn’t is it? And the strangest part yet: it’s just stuff!
I got a couple chairs, a bed, a table. I got three boxes of books. Two boxes of DVDs. I got some arbitrary kitchen supplies my parents pawned off on me when I moved out (mainly old camping supplies :p). I got a half-dozen board games. I got pillows up the wazoo. I have a handful of boxes of clothing, even some cosplay costumes buried in there, but what does it all mean?
Is it an accomplishment that I have this much stuff? Is this much stuff a small amount or a big amount? Does that reflect on my life style thus far and does it say something about me as a person? Psh! Heck if I know, but it’s still kind of crazy to shove it all into a 16′ x 6′ x 6′ box. It’s kind of insane to think you can literally pack your life up and move to a new place.
At the end of the day, I don’t have an answer for these questions. I don’t know what my box and its contents says about me, especially because I’m more focused on my amazing family. They agreed to drive all the way down to Georgia with me (even drive the truck for me.) So maybe the contents of my box don’t matter, after all. Maybe it’s the people willing to move my box that determine the kind of person I really am. Here’s hoping. :p
Well, I move into my new apartment tomorrow down in Georgia. I’ll be spending probably the whole week trying to unpack and get things organized, but I’ll have another update for you next Saturday! Tune in!
And if you have any questions, or just got something to say about packing up your life and moving, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!