On July 7, I came back to Busan after a week in the States, glad to see Ric again and ready to kick off our last year here in Korea.
If there’s one thing our first year here has taught us, it’s that our home in the States has too much stuff. This might sound unusual coming from two people who currently have all their belongings divided between less than 100 square feet here in Korea and a small storage shed in the States, but it’s completely accurate. Like most Americans, we have too much stuff.
I am certainly more guilty than Ric, whose wandering spirit has imbued in him the natural urge to travel light. I, on the other hand, put down roots. I collect stuff–photos, books, programs, ticket stubs, keepsakes. I stockpile things that I never actually get around to using–bath salts, fabric, craft supplies, things I swear I’ll find a use for one day.