Moving Places, Managing Stress…or Not


This was our favorite room, a 40 sqm or 150 cubic meter “lounge” with large windows. It was a place for working, relaxing, exercising, watching TV, listening to music and playing with kids. A choc for all of us to see boxes everywhere, in every room of our apartment. There is no stress free removal, whether you pack yourself or have it done by a removal company. Most stress comes from letting go, leaving behind memories attached to the house… and all farewell parties…They are critical rituals to let go, but I feel that I can never satisfy everyone, that there are always more goodbye to be told. Many expectations are left unfulfilled. Come with that, many late nights, drinks, etc.. All is well but it does not really help in terms of increasing stress resistance.

We are all very tired and, right now, we cannot enjoy the prospect of a relaxed sabbatical around the world. We are just looking forward to handing over the keys to the new owners, have a long night sleep before taking our one way boarding card on Monday from Vienna to Geneva.

DSC_0280DSC_0287No More Lounge

From the logistics side, 65 cubic meters were packed and loaded into a truck and trailer, that is already under way direction Jura in France. We will be there next Wednesday ready to off-load. Once this is done, a whole lot of stress will be behind us and I hope that we will start to enjoy the time that is given to us.

We now spend the last 4 nights at a friend’s place in Central Vienna, which smoothens the whole process and makes our departure seem a bit more natural. So long, Vienna

Author: 2seventy

2seventy is not only about me being born in February 1970 but also about 270 degree view of my life in opposition to rounded 360 degree view.

One thought on “Moving Places, Managing Stress…or Not”

  1. Hi Alain,

    I have read July 2nd with withheld beath. Which misfortune crossed your road with a car ?! The pain you had to go through I cannot imagin. I have guzzled the other posts to see how the things developed. Family is always the best reliance for the live sence. Your strong feel tact for planning is shown on world map. Cannondale Hi-Mod it is really professional bike! Hopefully you are now settled in Jura.
    Sending you all there greatings from Prague.

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