As I have shared during the last few posts, I am moving June 30th! I am excited about my new neighborhood, I am excited about my new roommate, I am excited for a fresh start in a new borough.
I have not started packing. Why should I? I moved here 12 months ago with two suitcases, how much stuff could I possibly have to pack, I plan on giving myself a few hours.
Here is my timeline of this evening:
5:00 - off from work, need to get boxes. Plan for tonight: PACK
5:30 - acquired packing tape, but still need boxes.
6:00 - found boxes at grocery store (FREE!) and stumbled home carrying boxes.
6:15 - It's 95 degrees outside and I just walked up 5 flights of stairs with five boxes (and a gallon of ice cream) into an apartment with no AC....let's take a breather.
6:45 - Kinda hungry....too damn hot to turn the stove on.
7:15 - Wow it's been an hour and I haven't done anything, I should start packing, but I need food for energy.
7:45 - Eat dinner. Energized to....finish watching this week's episode of The Client List.
8:30 - OK, packing will start....right after I unload the dishwasher, reload it, fold some clothes and pluck my eyebrows.
9:00 - Seriously, packing starts.
9:01 - WHERE DO I START?
9:03 - Wow, I have more stuff then I imagined.
9:07 - It's hot in here. I need an AC.
9:31 - Have a text conversation while doing something on FB and get distracted from packing.
9:35 - Back to packing. Thought: How did a girl who owned 0 nail polishes when I moved here just pack 14 bottles?
9:50 - Write a blog post, because this stuff is genius.
9:59 - Need tunes to pack. Firefly playlist to the rescue.
10:04 - Get nostalgic about every item that goes into the box. Look it's the ticket to my first Broadway play, look it's the picture I took that one time I was with those friends, look a penny.
10:11 - Box #1 is full. Books, office like supplies, and pictures.
10:13 - Feel a little sad to be packing up my 1st NYC apartment, but then remember why and not feel so sad anymore.
10:29 - WAY MORE STUFF THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT! WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?
10:34 - Box #2 packed (half of my shoes) and bookshelf empty.
10:40 - Sounds like it might be shower time.
I have to admit, this may sound like not much was accomplished, but stuff got done. I no longer have any decorations on my walls. I have packed away all winter wear and shoes and I emptied my bookshelf. I have a few more boxes of clothes and shoes, but it's hard to do that with 9 days left. The rest of the stuff is pretty daily: hair stuff, make up, accessories. You know essentials.