Today I went through all of the things that have accumulated in the last year. Most of the things that I got during the last year will be given or thrown away. Basically everything I bought was for temporal use only and pretty cheap and I am attached to nothing exept for maybe some books.
In addition to that, I plan to resume my traveling with less items than before, which means that I will send some things home, mainly clothes that I have worn only rarely in the past year but that I can’t get rid of completely yet (mostly for sentimental reason). My luggage was packed really tightly when I came here and I didn’t like that at all. Even though it was just 18 kilos, which might not be a lot for one year I still feel like I have way too much and that I only use 50% of all the things that I brought with me.
Lesson learned: I was pretty naive thinking that I would suddenly start wearing things I didn’t wear at home, for example the skirts that I packed or the fancy jackets.
Another thing: My taste in clothes has changed a bit, I started appreciating more simple and less playful clothes recently, so I threw the playful ones out (I couldn’t find anybody who wanted them unfortunately).
Other than a bunch of (digital) pictures, I think I will not take anything physical with me from this country. No souvenirs, no stuff that takes up space, just memories. Which oddly is enough.