Moving is stressful

I’ve only moved twice in my life. My first move was when I went from living in my parents’ house to my first apartment, and the second was moving 3 blocks from that first apartment to the one-bedroom I live in now. Both of those moves were stressful for various reasons, but packing up your entire life to move to a different country with only 2 suitcases and a backpack is MUCH MORE INTENSE.

In 3 weeks I will be in Ireland, yet I haven’t even begun to sell off my furniture or pack up my stuff. It’s hard to even know where to start. This process is made even more difficult due to the fact that my parents are moving from my childhood home to Park City, Utah at the same time that I’m moving to Dublin. Having to pack up my bedroom at home as well as my apartment has not been easy. I’m not sure what to keep, what to get rid of, and what to take with me to Ireland.

On top of all the difficulties of dealing with moving, I’m trying to sort out housing in Dublin, job searching and trying to hang out with all my friends before I leave. I knew that moving to a different country wasn’t going to be super simple, but I’m constantly feeling like I’ve forgotten something very important every time I update my to-do list.

I haven’t been posting much recently because my thoughts have mainly consisted of “WHAT AM I DOING?!” and “why do I own so many things?” and “how will I fit all of this into my suitcase?” Being an adult is hard, but at least it’s interesting.


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