We had our huge estate sale this past weekend. It was a great success and we have very little left to clear out and donate. The selling process was so much more fun than the preparation for the sale and we had a blast! We met so many amazing new people and saw a lot of familiar faces as well. Just talking to people about our plans was half the fun…seeing what sort of things people decided to buy was by far the most entertaining part. Who knew that what the big burly construction guy really wanted was some embroidery floss and a box of thank you cards with kittens on them?
It was also really freeing to say goodbye to so many things that we’ve had for a long time. More than anything we’ve done up to this point, selling everything we own was by far the biggest step we taken to start our new life. There’s no going back now….no belongings to go back to. We’ll do the final walkthrough of our house with our landlord in a few weeks and turn over the keys, and then we won’t even have a house to come back to. And while we know it should seem kind of bittersweet to say goodbye to our home and all our stuff, it actually just makes us feel really really happy and free and light. In reality, it was a really humbling experience to go through and price all of our stuff…and in the end, it was really empowering to sell it all and be free of it.
And now it is on to our growing TO DO list…all the things that have to be done before we leave, from making sure our mailing address is changed in a zillion places, to figuring out how to pack all our stuff into 48L backpacks, making sure our travel insurance policy is in place, and a million other little things that need to get done.
We’ve got just under 4 weeks to go until we set foot on that plane…and so much going on in that time, from trips to CO & LegoLand, to going away gatherings and wedding celebrations. We’ll be back on Friday with a more in depth post of what we did this week and what still needs to happen before we say farewell…but, for now, we’re off to enjoy a lovely ABQ summery evening as a somewhat retired, soon to take on the world, couple. Cheers!