Packed Bags

It’s the last day of October. It’s also the last chapter of Mundane Narratives. One month of people, objects and stories we so often tend to overlook. I hope you had some fun reading along!

The question is what remains at the end of this month.
What are you taking away from this challenge?

When I was in London in July, I spent an entire day walking along Portobello Road in Notting Hill. There were so many stalls with antiques, so many interesting people to talk to, so many smells and new impressions to take in.

In one of the many side streets I found this set of suitcases.
They look all packed, ready for the next adventure.
And they invite us to come along.

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I am at the beginning of a new chapter in my life.
My bags are waiting to be unpacked in a new apartment, my soul to be planted into new soil. It is sad leaving some of the old things and beloved people behind. It is scary walking into so many new circumstances, not knowing for sure what and who will await me.
But here are my bags, and I look forward to new adventures.

You might be at a similar stage in your life, when things come to an end and you have to move on. Or when everything is new and you have no idea what’s going to happen. Life is an adventure and I wish you the same kind of excitement as you move forward.
Look to the future, pack your bags – it’s worth it.

We are all moving into the next month, the next day, the next moment in our lives. We all live and breathe and move. We all create and experience so many stories around us. Every day.

Even if October is over, there are still so many stories waiting to be discovered, waiting to be told.
Let’s open our eyes for the small gifts every day.
Let’s be brave to break free from our busy schedule once in a while to discover the beauty of simplicity.
Let’s train our view to see beyond everything we don’t have to marvel at the abundance we do have.
Let’s open our bags and collect the terrible, wonderful, heartbreaking, beautiful, extraordinary ordinary mundane narratives.


Welcome to Day 31 of 31 Days of Mundane Narratives! For the month of October I will be a storyteller. Together with a few friends we will browse the forgotten photos in our galleries and tell the stories that are so often lost in busyness.

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Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

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