It's Always the Little Things
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Moving 900 miles (1,400 km) sounds pretty straightforward, right? You just box up your stuff, hop in a vehicle, and make the drive. Only, things are never as simple as they seem. This is the second time I've made such a long-distance move. Once you really get into it, all sorts of logistical issues crop up, like how many boxes do you need and what size? How much tape? How much bubble wrap do you need (go ahead and multiply that by 5x.) Once you make the drive, what the hell do you eat for the next week while you unpack? What's the best strategy for stacking boxes in the new place so you can both walk around and also find things you need? Setting up Internet, getting mailbox keys, forwarding your mail, getting new license/registration/tags, utilities, changing banks if yours was a local one to the area you just left, where's that extra tube of toothpaste? These things add up and take a lot of time, energy, and effort, and they all make a move successful. It just takes diligence.
You may have guessed at this point, but this is actually a mini-rant about writing. It may seem straightforward to sit down and bang at the keyboard, but it's always the little things. No matter what you're doing out there, keep at it.
- In case you missed it, here's another two-sentence horror titled: Alexa. I like the format, but I'll also be happy to get more settled into the new town so I can start making my horror short videos again.
- Next Week: A grave in Kansas that belongs to a witch!