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.