The moving process: Drains, but it is part of the progress
Moving isn't so bad, as long as you have someone with you
During these weeks I learned that in Venezuela there is the maracucha curse which they say to another person: “Ojalá y te mudeis”. They said this curse because moving is a very heavy task and causes fatigue. In less than a year I have moved twice and I confirm this, but I do not feel it as a curse, but as a new future.
Let's talk a little about the process of moving. Let's start with the headache of looking for an apartment. The reality is that rent is expensive and we are poor, so we are looking for that happy medium where the place has everything we need and the price is not out of our budget. We searched on Google, saw photos, virtual tours, visited the area, liked it, didn't like it, and repeated the cycle a few times until that place arrives, hoping it is the ideal one.
Although the process does not start there, started when you know you are going to move and you choose the date you are going to move. In our case, there was a six-month difference in one thing and the other, so that part also affects for better and for worse. On the one hand, thinking that you are heading for a new adventure, and on the other where you think that you are leaving one home and loved ones behind to establish new roots.
You may wonder, “Why are you moving again?”. I answer with great pride that my girlfriend (Melody) will do her Ph.D. at Yale and we have to move out of state. As soon as the news arrived, it was a “of course, let’s go”, immediately, without thinking twice. Connecticut will be a mutual adventure, where together we explore which places to eat will be our favorites and, at the same time, curious about what friendships we will form in this place where we will be for at least four years.
Now, the most tedious part of the whole process, packing. You don't know the many things you have at home until you have to move. Things appear that you don't even know you had. You turn the apartment upside down thinking that the date is breathing behind your neck and you have to leave, trying to put everything away and, at the same time, throwing away the unnecessary. However, when everything is assembled, the relief it gives is immense, you enjoy it along the way until it is time to unpack.
That part we have not yet arrived, possibly when you receive this newsletter we will set the last details to leave and head towards the new home we are anxious to establish. It is a process that I do not wish on someone, unless it is for the best, as in our case. Although everything in our corpse hurts anyway, we are very excited to experience new steps as a family with our cat (Hikaru).
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