Going Once, Going Twice

I got a job in Berlin

And i'll be moving there in six weeks

This'll be the fourth time I've moved to a new country by myself

Every time I do this, I overpack

I bring T-shirts I never wear, pillows I replace, mementos of events I firmly remember

On the last three moves, part of the preparation was thinking of all the things I wanted to change about myself in my new country

That'll be different this time, I would think, jotting down habits

It's tempting to think of a relocation as a reboot.

Or a facelift.

But really it's just a costume change.

You're the same lumpy you, just with a new social security number.

So this time I'm focusing on the stuff I want to do, not be:

Run, not walk.

Laugh, not think.

Show, not tell.

Make, not spectate.

Ultimately, your bad habits are the only thing you really take with you. And I'm not leaving a single one of mine behind.

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Filed under Personal, Pictures, Serious, Travel

4 responses to “Going Once, Going Twice

  1. So will you be changing the name of the blog?

  2. André

    You’re finally really doing it! It’s the end of an era, but we’ll make sure to visit you a lot in Berlin 😉

  3. That was my first question after I read your post. Great photos, by the way.

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