Question from Instagram: "How were you able to detach from your possessions enough to leave them and go abroad?"
So, you’ve decided to leave your things behind. That might mean that you’re selling some items, donating some items, storing some items, or throwing them away. I completely understand being attached to stuff! Being raised in a hyper consumer culture, stuff means comfort and stability.
But stuff also contains energy, the energy of past situations and memories. Regardless of how nice those things are or perhaps how nice the memories that encompass them are, you’ve got to understand that in order to create something you’ve never experienced before you have to do things differently. You have to make room (physically and energetically) for a new life to be drawn in.
So perhaps you start with Marie Kondo’s method of evaluating your stuff and go from there!
Will you miss your stuff?
If you can’t get the equivalent in your new country then, yeah probably.
But you’ll most likely forget about it until a very exacting situation arises (“damn it, if only I had my purple glitter pen with the feather on top!!” or something like that).
Though somethings you’ll miss more routinely. For me, it’s a pair of jean shorts that I cut myself from a pair of Goodwill jeans. Those jean shorts fit SO WELL and were so cute! I guess I could make some more, but I’m not super crafty, so it feels like it was a fashion fluke (hence my ongoing angst).
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