Half a nomad
A few weeks ago, I really learned about the weigh that things can contain. Until a year and a half time ago, before I decided to get my own place, I always had this one rule of living. That I cannot have belongings more than my 45 lt carrier and one backpack could bring. I always moved around from time to time, following where the film production took me. I could live in one place for 3 days or 3 months before I flew to other city, for other projects. One thing that I tolerated is book. I kept buying books no matter where I went. And when the pack of books was no longer fit in my backpack, I would ship it to my parents house where my mom stocked boxes of my books in their garage.
A few weeks ago, I decided to get back to that minimalist life again. There are some changes happening that led me to take that decision again. To that nomad life again. My mom came to Bali and she helped me sorted out my stuffs. As we were sitting there, putting thing in a box, it got me thinking of the weigh that things can contain. Sometimes we get too attached to these stuffs. Stuck them in the corner of our place, even though we would never ever use it.
I decluttered so many things that day. Got rid of so many stuffs. I only allowed my self to bring a luggage and a backpack. The other boxes of stuffs that I own which dominated by books and kitchen stuff were shipped to my parents house again. So I moved from a non-furnished rental to a semi-furnished one with one luggage and one backpack.
When I got rid most of the things that I had - whether sell it, give it away or toss them in the trash, I sat on the floor thinking about the things that I would keep with me. Things that I should choose carefully because I only had one luggage to carry everything, and they better be things I necessarily need. It's not about the stuffs that I felt hard to let go. As I was sitting there on the floor with my mom beside me, I took a good amount of silence moment. Thinking how could I pack the last one year and a half of my life in one bag?