One suitcase. That's what I allowed myself to keep out of the things that matter to me.
Sure, there are plenty of things that I'm giving to friends that they'll use and hang on to, and maybe I'll even get some of them back when I return. But at the end of the day, everything that I really, truly wanted to keep - the things that mattered to me and me alone - I gave myself just one single suitcase.
And I was having trouble trying to fill it up.