Currently, I am in the draining process of moving houses. Ironically enough, my family is moving farther away from my college. (That car ride won’t be fun…) I’ve only ever experienced moving houses once, and that was when I was very little. To me, this feels like the first time that I’ve ever actually moved houses. It feels like I am moving away from the home that I’ve grown up in to some place foreign and unfamiliar.
Moving houses is very bittersweet to me. On one hand, I totally understand why my family is moving. On another hand, it’ll be difficult for me to return to my hometown. I’ve always imagined coming back home during winter or summer vacation, reconnecting with old friends, and sharing all sorts of crazy stories from our college experiences. It’s a little saddening to know that I won’t be able to hang out with people as often during breaks or that I won’t be able to attend events, such as graduations, for my underclassmen. Thankfully, at the very least, social media and the Internet keep me connected with people across long distances.
The process of relocating is a lot more tiring than I imagined. You never really realize how much stuff you have until you have to move it all. I’ve thrown away so many things – little trinkets from my childhood to gigantic piles of papers from high school. Yet, I still end up needing more boxes to put my stuff in. Taking down furniture and packing up belongings is very physically demanding. It doesn’t help that the summer heat is up and kicking too.
One good thing about digging through your old stuff is: rediscovering your forgotten belongings. I’ve found my old GameCube and even a brand new pair of speakers as I cleaned up my stuff. It’s moments like these that brings a smile to my face as I toil over stuffing objects into boxes.
One day, I wish to buy properties for their land, demolish the buildings, and build my dream house from the bottom up. I wish to build something permanent in a nice area, so that I don’t have to deal with the pains of relocating again. I want to have a say in every design aspect of the house. No more shitty piping jobs or lack of restrooms. Everything will be modern and tech-infused. I’d love to use an AI to be able to control various aspects of the home – kinda like what Jarvis does in Iron Man. This is a costly ambition, but one can dream, right?
tl;dr: Relocating is exhausting.
Until next post!