After reading twiggers's thread I realized that I've sunk into the Bag Depression phase too, but for a different reason. I came to Buffalo, NY, from Malaysia back in December 2003 for school, and I just graduated last December. Because foreign graduates would still be on their student visas, they're allowed to apply for a one-year work authorization status, and hopefully whoever employs them would be willing to sponsor their work visas so that they can stay on in this country after the work authorization expires. I left my job 3 months ago, partly because my employer refused to sponsor my work visa, and now I'm in line for an administrative job at a hospital, because the hospital has agreed to sponsor my work visa if they hire me (incidentally, PFers sma11cat and noirprincess, who are both from the Malaysia too, work at this hospital and they're the ones who've been trying to help me get the job ). But the hospital is taking a very long time going about this, and I haven't even been called in for an interview yet, even though they keep telling me, sma11cat and noirprincess that they will soon. My work authorization expires in 6 months (1/31/08), and if I still don't have a job by then, I can either go back to school or go home (yes, home as in Malaysia a.k.a. the other side of the world ). Although my parents have sort of agreed to let me go back to school in the Spring if I can't get a job yet, lately I've been thinking a lot about the possibility of having to go home too (probably because a lot of my friends have been going home lately as they can't get their work visas or jobs). So this is where one of my biggest problems lies: If I absolutely have to go home, how am I going to bring all my bags (and not to mention shoes ush home? As outrageous as this may seem, I actually do use every single one of my bags, big and small, and no matter how often or how seldom I use them, I love each and every one of them. At one point I considered selling EVERYTHING except my Limited Edition and discontinued pieces, but then I know I'll miss them like crazy once I'm home, and I don't want to buy them all over again back home because they're more expensive there. And even if I did that, it just wouldn't be the same as buying them the very first time anymore, you know? For those of you who've had to move abroad, how did you manage to move all your bags and shoes? Or am I just being silly, because I've been thinking so much of going home, even though I still have 6 months left and I can actually go back to school anyway? And yet, going home is a possibility I can't discount, because I can make all the grand plans now, but in the end things might change.