May 29, 2012

Let the countdown begin...

Oh hello! (I said that in a British accent, just so you know. Practice!) Today marks 90 days until I leave for London.

I know I haven't posted much lately, but to be honest there's not a lot to talk about yet. I'm in a bit of a holding pattern right now, working two jobs and trying to spend as little money as possible so I can keep my savings account as close to its current balance as possible until I leave. The next step is to apply for my student visa, which can't be done until three weeks from now. That will probably be slightly exciting, so expect a post on that in the near future.

The thing I haven't touched yet is the packing/storage task. Which I could start anytime I want. Except that I don't want to, of course, because UGH, who wants to deal with that? I'm going to force myself to start writing small tasks related to that on my To-Do List sooner rather than later though. Because in spite of the OMG SO MUCH WORK factor, it's going to be one of the most tangible things I can do until I actually leave, which should send me into a lovely spiral of excitement.

Please do leave any advice/thoughts/suggestions for storing/packing your life away for a year in the comments. Although I've obsessed on this subject extensively for months, I'm a fan of advice.



  1. Start the packing sooner than later sis, before you know it it will be time to go. Then the "oh crap" stage sets in. Can't wait!!

    1. That's what I'm currently trying to convince myself of ;) I'll write something on tomorrow's list and get started.

  2. Eeeeh, countdown! Exciting. *vicarious travel*

    As someone who has recently de-cluttered my teensy flat, my advice would be to get rid of as much as possible. Ask each item two questions:
    1) Do I need you?
    2) Does keeping you around make me happy?
    If the answer is no to both, toss/donate/gift/sell.

    1. *writes down list* Thanks darlin! Will be spending a lot of time asking those questions of my belongings in the near future. :D