Thanks, everyone, for your positive comments in response to my big move. I am very excited for it! Not only will it be fun to live in a different part of the country, but to reunite with my boyfriend and see him more than a few times a year. I can hardly stand it! As I said, I don't know what I'll do yet for work or school, once I get out there, but I am not too worried. I think the thing that is causing me the most anxiety at this point is the move itself. Embarrassing at it sounds, I just don't know how to move that far and only take so much stuff. I am a hoarder: clothes and shoes, books and records, photo and art supplies, yarn and fabric. How do you choose what is significant enough to take? How do you let go of it all and start fresh? Any tips or personal experiences you would like to share I look forward to reading.
I know that I can always leave things here at my dad's house while I am gone, and I plan to leave a lot. The idea of traveling light seems nice. Also, my volvo can only hold so much! But really, with packing, where do I begin?