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March 23, 2010

The Emptiness

The Emptiness

The EmptinessWe are at the 74 day mark and it seems like the big day is approaching faster and faster.  We sold some of our junk this weekend and started the process of emptying our apartment.

Part of our book collection, gone.  Inflatable Kayak & life jackets, gone.   DVD collection, gone.  Night Stands, gone.

That may not seem like a lot, but when the DVD shelf in the living room is completely empty, our lamps in the bedroom are on plastic tubs from the closet, and our bookshelf is more sparse, it makes a difference.  I’ve even packed one box of books that we are keeping.

I thought the emptiness would be sad.  We moved a couple of years ago (then moved back, long story).  The day we moved out, I was very sad.  This was our the first apartment together.  BUT, this emptiness is different.  I’m not as sad as I thought I would be.  I’m mostly excited.  Now that we’ve made our big announcement to all of our friends and family, it consumes my mind.

It’s almost like Christmas.  I want it to come more than anything, but know that when it starts it will be over before I know it.  The anticipation is all part of the experience.

March 18, 2010



Wow…okay…plenty of mixed reactions to our news.  Let’s just address a few common questions.  First off:

1)  What the hell is wrong with you?!!

Probably the most common response, and you make a good point.  Why screw up a good thing?  Why rock the boat?  Our travel plans clash with societal norms, and we are heavily disrupting our routine.

But what’s wrong with that?  For the most part, people follow the same path: (more…)

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