Monday, 20 June 2016

Moving Out. (Monday Moments #56)

          Her entire life she lived in that apartment. There were 20 years’ worth of memories hidden in every corner of it. The home had witnessed a lot in those years along with her. The floor had memories of her first steps. The walls with multiple posters had a hint of her obsession with boy bands and TV serials. The doors she slammed every time she was furious. The bedroom had infinite gossips from the night-ins with her friends and sisters. The kitchen had funny stories from her cooking mishaps. The hall was always noisy with the laughter of her family members. The balcony had recorded the loneliest times with her. Whenever she left from a boring event, she came home to find peace. Sitting in her home was the best comfort she enjoyed. And now, it was all going to fall apart. Their building was going to be brought down to construct something better. She didn't know what possibly would be something better than her own home.
          She was stuck in a nostalgic phase. She sat on the floor about to exit her home for the last time. All the furniture was already taken to another temporary place. The home looked very different without anything in it. There was nothing in there but still there was everything. She was heavy with thoughts. She took a round in there remembering little things and only her secrets. She had always been an emotional person. And this was one of the bigger things which left her speechless. Moving out of that place wasn't just a physical act. It was a mental struggle. She stepped out leaving her home behind with bitter sweet memories which will be cherished forever. It was her first home, the place where she learned to live.

(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)


  1. This is a lovely description of something we all go through at some point in our lives! My favourite line is the one you picked out "There was nothing in there but still there was everything." So true - we leave so much behind!

    Lottie xx

  2. I like your writing and how you described it all, very touching
    have a great day

  3. This is incredibly beautiful! I am experiencing these same things as I am moving into an apartment in August. It is so bittersweet. I am excited to move out and begin a life on my own, but at the same time, I don't want to leave my family and the only home I have ever known.

  4. My boyfriend moved out of his childhood home last year and I remember it being really hard for him. I never really understood, but this was a perfect way to describe it! Truly eye opening and well written.

  5. Love your main picture!! I'm sure sooooooo many people can relate to these moving out sentiments.

  6. Moving out is definitely just as much, if not more, mental than physical - you're so right!


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