Packing is a challenge. If you’re moving out of the country, you need to bring only the essentials and let go of anything you won’t need.
But as you start packing your things, you’ll start wondering where all those things came from. And then, you’d start thinking about which ones to bring, which ones to store in your parents’ house (if they let you), and which ones to let go.
It is tough!
There are a lot of things that are really tough to let go–the small clothes of your child, photo frames, books you love, appliances you’ve worked hard to pay for, and a million other things.
It’s not the price tag of these things that make it difficult to let go, but rather the emotional and historical value they represent in our lives.
Our things tell the story of our lives–they are the key to triggering our memories.
If you could only bring everything with you to the United States, why not? But it will be very expensive just to ship all those things from the Philippines.