It is exactly eight weeks from today that I’ll move to New York City. And I must admit that panic is slowly setting in. I am looking around me and all I see is an apartment full of things. Things that I’ll have to pack and carry. Plus all the boxes full of things that have been stored in the basement since last summer. Every now and then, like today, I go through said things and then I realize that I like having them. Today I emptied my bigger dresser (of two) and ended up sorting my jewelry for instance. There is hardly anything I don’t use or like. So everything stays. I also sifted through my vast makeup collection. Even though I might get rid of a few lipsticks or nail polishes, I know that I keep the majority.
I mean I know that I’ll get rid of several pieces of furniture and I won’t take everything from the kitchen with me – e.g. my frying pans are battered and my boyfriend has a much nicer coffee filter machine than I do. But in general I’ll bring my whole household. And I at least understand why I have all those things: they (and even more) were in my three room apartment in Istanbul where I lived alone with the cat. I reduced them to move into that shared two bedroom apartment here in Cambridge, and now I am living in a studio. I have always had less and less space, but I still like my belongings. The only advantage of me panicking is that I tend to stress eat, i.e. I have recently eaten many chocolates from my supply. That again means we won’t have to carry all those delicious treats anymore. Ha!
|Watched| Sex and the City, Game of Thrones
|Read| Sapiens: A brief history of humankind, Castle on the hill, Stroke of death
|Listened to| Gripin
|Done| worked and slept or took naps the rest of the time, visited the Bauhaus exhibition and Harvard Art Museum, emptied out my biggest dresser
|Eaten| sausages, noodle soup, fish and chips, burger, plenty of chocolate
|Drunk| water, coffee, beer, tea, cider
|Thought| I am so tired – didn’t I just have two weeks of vacation?!
|Been happy| I had a lovely Saturday, which I spent with a friend
|Laughed| how much Canavar asked for my attention – he remains my favorite cat in the whole wide world
|Desired| or more realizing how much I hate moving and I really need some good folk packing everything for me
|Bought| a new laptop charger, food
|Clicked| I’ve wanted to make an olive oil cake for some time and it would be an excellent opportunity to use up my olive oil before moving: A Simple, Delicious Olive Oil Cake; I had drooled over the Nars Orgasm Collection for a few weeks, but thanks to this post I don’t think I’ll buy anything *phew*: NARS Orgasm Collection – Summer 2019 Review + Swatches