hoarding comes in handy – I always knew it would!

So, I’m hoping after this weekend, I will be a bit more normal.  I’ve felt considerably whiny these last two weeks.  My move date was up in the air, the aforementioned guy-issues, work stress and then of course, the heat.  All of these things combined have made me feel completely bonkers.

Yesterday, I think it’s fair to say, I had a mini-meltdown.  I worked all day and it was very hot.  As in, I-only-want-to-sit-in-AC-hot.  I decided I should move some items in the evening on my own.  This was not a good plan.  I was beat, headachy and my apt still looked like this even after the moving

yes, this was overwhelming… for both me and the cat!

It doesn’t even look like I did anything!  A friend told me, “it’s going to worse before it gets better, Amy”.  Oh. Fantastic.

Today my friend Larissa came by and helped me pack more and we loaded up her car a few times.  Not going to lie, my hoarding came in handy at this point.  I’ve got a TON of shopping bags from all over.  We have used these as packing material and then today I decided we needed to start loading everything in bags.  This way, we could actually lift them!

oh yes! we loaded the car up with some heavy sacks! brilliant :)

I also paid a student who is SUPER strong to came over and load up all of the big boxes.  Now, let me just say, I am a TERRIBLE packer!  I am sooo sorry student!  First of all, we loaded the boxes up to near bursting.  Second, we didn’t tape the bottom (yikes – there was a horrible crunch in the hallway at one point!).  Third, well, we put all of the cookbooks in one box.  Yeah, that wasn’t one of our brighter moves!  But he was a great sport and got those hefty boxes moved in about an hour and 45 mins.  Thankfully, Larissa is strong too!

Earlier today I was headed for mega-meltdown status!  I’m feeling better tonight but who knows what this weekend will bring!  However, this is the last time I will moan and groan HERE about moving.  I think the hardest part is, I’ve lived here for almost 8 1/2 years!  Crazy, eh?  Lots of stuff collected during this time!  But no more whining.  I’ll definitely provide some updates and get those promised pictures up of the new place though because that is just fun!

As for some of the other stress in my life, I’ve decided there isn’t much I can do about it now.  I need to breathe, run and again, concentrate on what I can control.  I’m leaving to visit my family in TWO WEEKS!  There is a bunch of business to get done before then so I will have my hands filled up until I leave.  Oh, and I’ll try to protect you from the meltdown ;)

2 thoughts on “hoarding comes in handy – I always knew it would!

  1. Moving is super stressful!!! No matter how long you’ve lived somewhere, so to add the emotional part definitely makes it more difficult. Give yourself some credit and let yourself cry and have some melt downs. (Hey, its hot. Melting is appropriate.) But if you let yourself do that, you also have to let yourself get excited for all the new possibilities of the new place and job, letting go of a lot (physical things and not so physical things) and embracing the change. It’s a lot of emotional energy to do both at the same time, but it does feel so good!!! :) Love ya!

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