Originally published in July 2019. I am no stranger to moving to a different house. While I was growing, my father, who was an itinerant […]
Packing is a challenge. If you’re moving out of the country, you need to bring only the essentials and let go of anything you probably won’t need.
But as you start packing your things, you’ll start wondering where all those things came from. And then, you’d start thinking about which ones to bring, which ones to store in your parents’ house (if they let you), and which ones to let go.
It is tough!
Moving out of the country and starting over in a new one is really a big move. And it’s okay to feel worry and anxiety as you prepare for the big move.
I found that writing on my journal is a helpful way to deal with the anxiety. I wrote down my fears, worries, and anxieties for myself, for my wife, and our son.
But in spite of fears, worries, and anxieties, you still need to take the next steps: put one foot after the other and move. One way or another, you’ll make the move and you’ll be fine.
It’s been a year since we made the big move. There are still some anxieties and worries, but as a family, we’re fine.