1. You learn how much unnecessary stuff you own when you attempt to pack it into a reasonable, movable state.
2. And when you’re forced to get rid of some of it, you realize what is truly important to you.
*This process is particularly traumatizing if you’re a book lover.
3. You learn that somehow, every country in the world gathers to play football for a month, but we can’t all agree on one type of electrical plug.
4. So your entire home is littered with adapters, which are your new life support system.
5. You realize that while you thought you possessed a general understanding of money, you actually only understand value in your currency.
6. So, depending on where you’ve moved from and to, your constant conversions teach you how rich or poor you actually are.
7. As much as you may have cursed and loathed it in the past, you learn that Google Maps is a godsend in an unfamiliar city.
8. In fact, the internet in its entirety is a lifeline.
9. You learn that absence makes the heart grow self-aware.
It teaches you which of your relationships were most meaningful, and which ones were simply based on convenience and proximity.