Mother Laura writes, "We are right in the middle of a move--only twenty minutes away, but we're still a mix of busy, excited, nervous and surprisingly full of grief about what we're leaving, for me at least. So this week's Friday Five asks about your experience of the marvels and madness of moving...
1. How many times have you moved? When was the last time?
I personally have moved 16 times in 48 years. Our family moved to our current home nearly 14 years ago. This is by far the longest I have ever lived in one place.
2. What do you love and hate about moving?
I love the possibility of a new start - and a really clean house! I hate packing!
3. Do you do it yourself or hire movers?
I have never had the experience of using professional movers...but have been blessed with many helpful friends. What's a professional move like?
4. Advice for surviving and thriving during a move?
Accept friends' offers of help...be ruthless about throwing away the stuff that you haven't used for 2 years or more.
5. Are you in the middle of any inner moves, if not outer ones?
Yes...an inner move toward calling our faith community to stand with our brothers and sisters who are caring for the poor and homeless in our area.
Bonus: Share a piece of music/poetry/film/book that expresses something about what moving means to you.
Movin' Out by Billy Joel comes to mind and is staying there...so I'll go with that.