Taking Care of (More) Business…..
“Business” meaning more boxing + packing in preparation for Washington. I really should apply for a job at a moving company or at Crate + Barrel….in their warehouse.
Right now I’m in Los Angeles having a second look at all the goods I have stocked in my poor parents’ garage for the last 10 months. I’ve come relatively unannounced to sunny SoCal due to the fact that I’m only in town for a short while to weed out what’s really important enough for me to keep + what I can do without.
On Wednesday, I’ve hired a moving company to come + pack up all my worldly belongings for a drive up to a storage facility in Washington. Since I do not have Permanent Residency or Citizenship in Canada (i.e. we have not turned in our immigration paperwork yet) I am storing my belongings in Washington where it will be close to the Canadian border. When the day comes that my Permanent Residency is official – that is when I will bring it all across the border, kit + kaboodle, lock, stock + barrel.
You can tell she’s really not that excited about it. I pretty much coerced her into the picture because my mom so very rarely denies a picture taken of herself.
I am her youngest child, after all – so she’s pretty heartbroken about the fact that I’m eventually moving to Canada. Don’t worry, mums!!!! Vancouver is only a 2 1/2 hour flight from Los Angeles!!!! Fear not, mum – it’s so close!!!!!
This has all been an exercise for living with less. What can I live without? What kind of sentimentality does this item hold? If I donate this, will I even miss it??? I try to imagine myself as a Zen Monk. “I need no earthly goods….” I say to myself. This rarely works.