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The challenges of moving and the importance of going with the flow
I’m sitting on the floor of my new apartment, which sadly, is still mostly empty, save for a whole lot of artwork and a smattering of rugs in each room. The plan was for the movers to come and take our things to our new place on Saturday. Unfortunately, they underestimated the number of things that needed to move, and so, we’re in a bit of a holding pattern until they can figure out some alternative resources, like a tiny lift that sits on the street, reaching up to our apartment on what is effectively, the fifth floor.
Obviously, moving in Barcelona is far different from moving in Los Angeles. Our new apartment is only 3 blocks away, basically an 8 minute walk, though that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily easy to walk items over. We’ve been packing up our giant Rimowa with belongings, stacking rugs on top of that, carrying massive duffle bags filled with clothing. It’s exhausting compared to what I was used to—having a car to drive your belongings over, making massive chunks of progress with much less effort.
Ultimately, these last couple of weeks are a fun reminder of the importance of going with the flow. In our lives, there are things we can and cannot control, and this is one of those things. It’s only an annoyance in the grand scheme of things. I’m equating the situation to that of a “bougie campout”, where I visit cute cafes each morning for an iced americano and a fresh-baked croissant, and at night, order pizza or sushi. Super rough, right?
Funny enough, literally as I was writing this, the movers called, saying they can take a little over each day and that they’ll be done by the weekend! I’ll post updates next week along with more photos of the space. It’s already looking super cute (see above) and Kyle and I work quickly to unpack our things to get our day-to-day life in order.
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