I may be back from London, but I’m on the move again. This past weekend, I packed up all my belongings and moved from Toronto back to my hometown.
All my stuff fit into one car load.
I didn’t bring with me any of my old furniture. I didn’t have very much to begin with. What I did have, I gave away. My TV didn’t make the cut either.
I’ve moved over 15 times in my life. Trust me, it’s easier with less stuff.
When you’ve lived in the same place your whole life or even for a long time, it’s hard to realize just how much stuff you actually have . . . until you have to pack it all up and move it.
finally facing my waterloo
I’m moving to Waterloo in Southwestern Ontario. Its claim to fame is that it’s the birthplace of the BlackBerry (i.e. RIM).
It’s also a university town with two universities down the road from each other.
I’ll be living at one of those universities. Its student residences turn into hotel accommodations in the summer months.
In case you missed it, I’m going to live in a dorm. I have my own room and a semi-private bathroom, but the other common areas are shared.
this is a test, this is only a test
I’ve chosen to live in a dorm and not with family or renting my own apartment because I’m still not 100 percent sure I want to settle in Waterloo.
I’ve tried this experiment before with my actual hometown of Kitchener (Waterloo’s twin-city) and decided to move back to Toronto because where I was living at that time was too suburban.
This time, I’m testing it out in an area that I would rather live in that is closer to amenities. I don’t have a car so I need to be able to get around on my own two feet (preferred) or by using public transportation.
This seems like the perfect time to try this experiment as my contract job has ended and I’m in between looking for another one or considering some other type of work.
I have my dorm room booked until the beginning of August and after that . . . we’ll see!