It feels like it has been a long hard trip, but today I start packing my stuff, sorting and deciding what I'm leaving here for my return in January and what I'm bringing home with me. I'd be more tempted to leave nearly everything here, but I did that last spring thinking I'd be back in Istanbul in 2 weeks, but then ended up staying home for over 4 months (I'm not complaining, it was an amazing summer.) It did, however, mean I spent all summer without my favorite pair of shoes and a few other necessities. So today I'm trying to find a balance of how much baggage I want to carry home with me and what I want to leave behind.
It struck me that we all make decisions about what type of life baggage we want to hold on to and what we want to let go of every single day. As I get older and gain a bit more experience, I find myself letting go of more and more and I'm discovering life is easier when I'm not carting around any of the emotional baggage that weighs me down.