"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tired of Packing...

I love to travel. I hate to pack and unpack. It feels that I've spent most of my life packing or unpacking a suitcase.

My parents separated when I was young, so I went back and forth between them. I left a lot of items at my dad's, but not clothes. I'd pack Friday evening, unpack Friday evening, repack on Sunday and unpack again Sunday. Twice a month.

Through high school and c├ęgep, I packed and unpacked to go to dad's, to work (where I often would spend the weekend), to travel.

In university and college, I'd pack and unpack to visit my folks and my friends. Same thing since I started to work full-time.

Then I started to travel again.

Pack. Unpack. Repack. Reunpack.

I always check my packing list, but it's a crutch. I don't need one, just reminders of unusual items I need to bring.

It will be so nice to have a house on wheels, to be at home wherever I go, to put away the suitcase and bags for a while, to spend more time seeing and doing than sitting on a suitcase filled with all the stuff I might or might not need for the traveling I'm doing while praying that it'll zip shut without bursting.

Tired of packing, but oh-so-not tired of traveling.


Jen & Stan said...

I've never minded the packing. It's so exciting to plan for things to come...it's the unpacking and cleaning after the return that I could do without. Lucky for us we will be busy restoring our house for the next several (decades) years and I won't have time to even think about travel. Wait a minute, that means no vacation for a looooooong time - Maybe we didn't think this purchase out too entirely! I guess I'll have to live vicariously through those lucky enough to travel and kind enough to share their happenings.

Raven said...

Thanks for stopping in!

I've come to accept that I can't have both--the fixer upper and the traveling, so I picked the one I need the most. What can I say, I need to see new things.

I can't wait to see the results of all the hard work you'll be putting into your house!