Sherri has a very poignant post about Getting over it ("it" being all the negative stuff that we all manage to carry around with us).
I, too, have been thinking a lot about this because of the Big Life Change that happens -- gulp! -- this month. While I recognize that this isn't all that rare, that people often change jobs and cities and all that on a regular basis (one friend is leaving her job in Jakarta, changing careers and continents in one fell swoop), for me it is. It's becoming more and more obvious that I'm a nester, that moving and change are difficult for me.
Yet, in an attempt to go against my natural inclinations, I'm trying to view this a "a good thing", as an opportunity to not just pack things and bring it all with me, but to choose what to bring in a judicious manner. The psychic baggage is every bit as much a part of that as the physical items.
Watch out world: it's a whole new me!