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T-minus 42 Days - Giving Up

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

After an extended packing session on Saturday, we're officially up to 12 boxes total across both storage and shipping. We're working/rushing towards the freight movers picking up our boxes on April 1 to start their 64-day trip to Sydney.


I never quite realised it but packing is a ton of work. Today was tough for me coming back from church and getting straight into packing while Sarah took a well deserved break at a friend's place.


You know, the difficult thing about packing is the mental repetition of making decisions on every item in our house - Ship, storage, pack, throw. Bubble wrap, tape, put in box, repeat another 984 times.


It's easy to get discouraged during this process especially when you have like 1,000 packing decisions to make and even after days of packing, you feel like you're only at 600. Today was one of those days.


Moped around for the rest of the day, Sarah came home tired from socialising and we had a talk about why are we even doing this and if this is worth it.


As a Team Flight (Fight or flight) person, I brought up the idea of giving up the entire move now. Shut everything down, forget about whatever money we spent so far, cancel all farewell meals/get togethers and just carry on our lives now without rocking the boat.

You've got to be kidding. ~ Sarah

Sarah and I see things very differently. I see scenarios mostly in extremes - success or failure. She doesn't. What scares me about this move is that we go through this painful, tedious process, travel there and come back after 6 or 9 months because it didn't work out.


That to me, is failure. That to her, is perfectly fine because we tried to make it work and no family member or friend will even say we failed.


She's right. Perspective is everything. I'm learning to shift mine. To not be so hard on myself to see that not everything ends up as a success or failure.


P.S - I have a God given talent for packing.

P.P.S - Shopee & Lazada seriously needs to stop putting out terrible jingles for their ridiculous monthly 1.1; 2.2; 3.3 sales.

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