today was spent, in part, cleaning out our apartment.
because we are flying out in 5 days, and our movers are coming to pack and take everything [well, almost everything] away in approximately 36 hours.
i can’t believe this is all actually happening! in some ways, the last few months felt like a slog, and i am incredibly ready to move on with the next step of my career. but leaving durham is something i haven’t completely gotten a handle on yet.
i think maybe it will hit me when i get on that one-way flight next week.
or when i see our lovely [work in progress] home with new eyes, now that it’s actually ours.
or perhaps when i take the test for a FL drivers’ license. AHH, so many changes, big and small!
anyway, re: the cleaning . . .
josh and i are determined to cull our belongings so that we do not bring things we do not love [or need, or use] into our new home. we are nowhere near zero waste home levels of asceticism, nor do we aim to get there. but i want to have the feeling that everything in my home is because i consciously wanted it to be there, not just because it landed there by default.
we have 3 boxes of books to attempt to sell [and donate whatever doesn’t], already dropped off several bags of clothes at goodwill, and i got rid of an embarrassing amount of reaaaally old cosmetics and expired medications.
i found the lipstick [clinique’s “black honey”] that i wore TO THE PROM in one makeup bag, and this 1999 red leather esprit jacket in the closet.