Shrinking our family's possessions down to a minimum so we are altogether lighter and can move easier.
The boys bravely watched most of their toys wander off to find new homes.
I finally let go of all those cute baby clothes the boys have long since grown out of.
Furniture, clothing, pre-loved soft toys, appliances, all our versatile solutions to modern living, all the Ikea, it all had to go.
Till we were left with 25 boxes to ship to New Zealand, 2 suitcases and 1 backpack.
25 boxes is still too much, if it were to be all lost at sea, I wonder how much of it would be remembered and missed?
|25 boxes on the left, ready for curbside pickup. 3 boxes on the right, "free stuff".|
This process though difficult at times has been oddly freeing...
What's really important? What's irreplaceable? What can you not do without?
Here we are in Montreal.
Both our sons are born Canadian. Very soon we will leave Canada to return home to New Zealand. For Chris and I, our travels began long before our boys were born. Having both been bitten by the travel bug, our dream is to live and work from anywhere at anytime. Going Indie means taking a risk, it means going after a dream, and it means freedom. Freedom to live wherever we want and to work wherever we want.
When I'm old and grey, I want my life's story to be a great adventure. This blog is the next chapter in my story.