Saturday, August 29, 2009


So... moving 'cross country. I'm feeling a little (actually, more than a little) overwhelmed right now. There's so much to think about.
1.  Freight shipping: pay to have all of my belongings shipped ahead of me and only have my car to drive over

2.  Self-shipping: rent a "u-haul" w/ a trailer for my car and tow it behind? That's a 3 day trip and I CANNOT back a trailer up!

3.  No Shipping: get rid of anything and everything other than my clothes and a few precious possessions and just GO! (I will be checking on the possibility of my car pulling a small trailer.)
Now, on the surface, choice #3 seems to be a no brainer, best pick. My sister-in-law, Tiffany, assured me they have 2, if not 3, of everything I could possibly need. Enough that I can have/use any and all of it for my own when I find my own place and move in.  NO BRAINER!
But then, there's the security of your own belongings, your own bed (which I love... it's so comfy!), a piece of furniture that you have a certain attachment to. Do I really want to COMPLETELY start over?  I know I am, in a sense, because I'm moving so far away and EVERYTHING will be different. But, I like that lamp and lampshade that I bought a few months ago. That little side table and vintage coffee table that I bought. These things give me pause and I just don't know!!
Anyway, I need to figure it out quick. Time's a-wastin' and I've got a lot of livin' to do!


SarahDee said...

I totally understand....they are just "things" but they can mean SO MUCH!! :( Just think of it this way: if it really is going to cause you more stress to figure out how to take it with you, maybe its best to leave it behind. You are starting maybe that means in this way too?;-)

Olive Owl said...

yes. more and more I'm thinking that's the way to go. Everything's replaceable and it will make the move SO much easier.
love you SarahDee

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you could rent a little storage unit for cheap? Might be worth looking into to store those few special belongings...