Last night, my Mom, bless her heart, had a plan to get my rear in gear. Seriously, I am not sure why, but I have been pretty paralyzed in regards to tackling my room and beginning the process of packing for New York. I mean the sheer amount of books that are in my room is quite enough to overwhelm almost anyone, not to mention the bags and bags of scarves I have not been able to make myself part with over the years.
All I can say is my Mom is a pro. Twelve years ago when I was moving from N. Little Rock, AR -> Seattle she took pity on me when she walked into my bedroom and I was staring blankly at my closet, overwhelmed and on the verge of tears. Though a lot and I mean A LOT has changed in the past 12 years...including the fact that I am now moving from Seattle -> New York (Brooklyn) there are some things which have remained the same, namely my inability to pack a room. A suitcase = no problemo, I'm a pro. A life altering packing of the room on the other hand, for those kind of situations sometimes it is best to just call in the expert, Mom.
So, last night when I arrived home there was dinner and a mimosa, then the work began in earnest.. almost...but not before Mom showed me a little inspiration from House Beautiful "Big Style In Small Spaces".
Inspired, I hit play on Mumford & Sons and clothes began to fly (no, not off my body). Mom patiently kept me company, adding addresses to my new address book (for the countless letters I plan to send). And now I have two suitcases packed, along with a very empty closet. I parted with quite a few scarves during the packing process and most likely when I am sitting on those suitcases in less than a month I might be removing a few more of those lovely scarves. But now I can proudly say that the packing has begun in earnest. Thank you Mom! I seriously don't know what I would do without you.
images: vintage suitcases & letters, brooklyn (unknown), decor shots - house beautiful (july/august 2012)