I have made some good progress in cleaning out my room and unpacking and organizing my stuff from Japan. I have pulled out a big box of books and 2 boxes of CDs to sell/donate. I can’t believe I own so much crap! I guess I am a bit of a hoarder. I think living in Japan for 3 years has taught me that I can live quite happily with a whole lot less stuff. The process of going through my stuff has been a bit tedious, but very Zen. Good for my own self-discipline I guess. Plus, getting rid of stuff just makes my life feel lighter, more mobile, and more streamlined; all of which is good.
Also, I made some travel plans today. I booked a roundtrip flight from Phoenix to NYC (Newark, NJ). Here is the itinerary below:
Phoenix to Newark 8/11/06 11:00 am – 6:51 pm Continental
Newark to Phoenix 8/31/06 4:50 pm – 7:07 pm Continental
I will be attending Sophia’s b-day/going-away-party on August 12. Besides that, my plans are pretty flexible, so I would love to go meet up with friends in Boston, Montreal, New Brunswick, and other points in the Northeast.