We are renting out our house to finance our family sabbatical. We decided to pack ourselves to purge some of our belongings. I love it and I hate it. I feel I have been packing for a month with very little progress. Everybody is in on the purge. The kids sorted their toys and held a yard sale. I can’t wait until we are down to one suitcase per person. I am sure the packing process serves a purpose. Painful as it is, it feels like a rite of passage.