Moving again today, to temporary place #2 as I keep looking for somewhere long-term. This time I’m not even updating my postal address in the many places it’s held (there’s a list in one of the bags and boxes somewhere). Most of my stuff isn’t coming with me either, but staying in an attic cupboard here.
I haven’t finished rationalising my luggage yet, but it would appear that even working from home part-time, what I need to live and work (not on holiday!) can be reduced to:
- the two main instruments
- a bag (possibly two) of clothes
- a bag of extra gubbins – laptop, sheet music, electrical kit, toiletries
- a sharps bin (I’m type 1 diabetic ie insulin-dependent – the thing you chuck the used needles in is too big to put in a bag)
- my bike
How long would I have to keep moving before I reduced it to an amount I could carry by myself? If I threw away the stuff in my bike panniers and used them to carry the instruments, with a bag on my back and one strapped on the back rack of the bike, I could nearly do it already. I’m not sure if that feels like a nudge towards living much more lightly (and I already thought I was fairly unpossessive), or an indication that real rootlessness, not to name homelessness, is only a couple of steps away.