I decided it would be better to write something before my travel day began. And so it is, I’m sitting on my mother’s couch contemplating what words to write. I can’t help but notice the four bags stuffed full of clothes, pictures, and other personal items. This morning I had to remove even more things from my bags, mainly books, to give my body a little bit of a break. Thankfully, I’ll have help in Italy.
I find the humor in packing up one’s life to move to another location. In a flash to the past, I don’t remember people in the early 1900s bringing more than a single suitcase on their cross country/cross Atlantic moves. Granted though, we are living in 2016 so times are a bit different. This is a unique move for me in that all of my previous moves have been stateside. With my car no longer in the picture I don’t have the luxury of driving back and forth with personal things.
The question arises…how much stuff does one need? I reluctantly took my ice skates out of my foot locker yesterday. Realistically this was probably a wise idea. Aside from my fall trip to Poland, I don’t think it’s going to get cold enough in my part of Italy to see any ice, let alone skate. My old running shoes are another casualty, but I’m sure I can find some kick around shoes in Italy..
There are still a few hours till take off. I’ll leave from Baltimore to Atlanta and then to Rome. Finally, I will have a short flight to my new Italian home.
While I should be practicing Italian on the flight I made sure to bring a notebook for a creative outlet. Who knows what ideas I will come up with for books three and four in The Fox and the Girl series?