Downsizing dilemmas and delights (Drive Day 1 minus 14 years, 10 days)

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Milwaukee, WI: photo by Gary Geboy

Remember that day-planner-from-hell I showed you a few weeks ago? This is what happens to it when you quit your job and contemplate living on the road for a year. Suddenly I have space to doodle and daydream and it’s driving me to distraction. I’ve never NOT had appointments and meetings and deadlines. I feel like I’ve overslept and forgotten my real life. My job today? Figuring out how to downsize my entire wardrobe to fit next to groceries inside the tiny Avion cabinets. I wish I had discovered this downsizing blog earlier. This so isn’t going to be “glamping,” despite what the brochure implies.

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Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

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