So I haven’t been the best in posting regularly on here. Before I had made the move to America, I was certain that I would be providing updates on here regularly. I thought with all the new experiences and seeing capitalism in its most apparent form, I would have a lot to blog about. Turns out, at the moment at least, I do not feel that much different to how I was back in England. However, the difference is that I do not know as much people over here, so organising activities is harder to do. On top of that, it can be an isolating experience at times. So, was this move a mistake?
Well, I’m here! That moment I have been waiting for over the last year. I am now living in the United States of America. Here begins my new journey.
I am going to make this brief as it is already 10pm here (3am UK time). I arrived yesterday late afternoon and pretty much got to my hotel room, had some food, and went to bed. Today was spent catching up with some people I knew in the area from last year, and got my bearings again.
Although I did not own many DVDs, there were a number of reasons why I wanted to get rid of my collection; not possessing a DVD player since selling my Xbox; I watch films and TV series online; did not want to take up bag space unnecessarily; and, probably most importantly, UK DVDs cannot be played on American DVD players! Ok, that may not be the most important one to me, it is more about the decluttering. But if I can’t even play them there is just no point!
Last year I did a post on what I would take with me if I was to go adventuring on short notice (source). Some of my readers will know that I plan to live in America sometime this year. It is looking increasingly likely that this will be taking place in the next couple of months now. Although I have decluttered significantly in the last couple of years (getting rid of clothes, my TV and video game console to name a few), having this minimalist mindset naturally made me think, “What else could I get rid of before making the move?”