Picture by Emily Ranquist
It all happens so fast. You can probably remember the first day you picked up your student card or sat in your first lecture, and you most likely thought that you had ample time ahead of you. Now you’re graduating, or have already graduated. It’s happily and sadly the end of an era. Though there’s nothing for you to do but reflect, move on, and turn over to the next chapter of your life that awaits you, to make your transition from student to whatever your dream (or transition) career is, sometimes we need to organize and even get rid of things from our past that could stop us from moving forward in our future.
You may have oozed your heart and soul out drafting and rewriting countless essays for your sociology/psychology/medical project. With the cloud at your disposal, is it necessary to keep years worth of work in hardcopy? Especially when in some instances, you may not even look at it again. One thing is for sure, if you are moving town or heading off traveling, you can’t carry your physical work with you everywhere. You could leave it to clog up your parent’s garage, but what good will it do there? So why not make digital copies and take the rest to the shredder.
If you lived in a house share or on campus during your education, you’ve more than likely racked up a few things like furniture, ornaments, books, pictures, and so on. Now’s the time to sift through all of this stuff before you leave and figure out what you really need, if anything, to take with you. You could choose a few sentimental items, but that rusty cabinet that always jams, or your duvet that’s definitely seen better days, are things you could (and should) probably part with. It’s essential not to lug everything along with you, particularly items that hold any negative or guilty feelings.
If you’re all on board for living lighter, especially for those backpacking or wanting to start fresh in their new chapter following graduation, you could consider Cheap Bin in Hire to pile up your belongings in one place and have shipped away when your clear out is done and dusted.
If you’re moving back home for a while to find your feet, this could mean moving away from your college or university boyfriend. If you’ve decided to part because of the distance or because the relationship was beginning to fade, it’s something that by all means, you should try to move on from. Who knows, you may meet again in the future and rekindle your romance, but for now, clearing out relationship pictures, gifts, and cards is essential… especially if you broke up on bad terms. ‘Onwards and upwards’ thinking is where it’s at, so that you can live your best life and aspire to a better, brighter future.
As with all your chapters in your life this far, the things you own don’t define you, and the relationships you experience are not always meant to be forever. However, it’s crucial every chapter or so you clear out the past, so that it doesn’t hold you back from making moves forward.