Imagine someone sitting in an empty apartment with a single suitcase and some takeaway food cartons. Have they just moved in, or are they about to move out? You can’t really tell. In the next few weeks, your own life may be like this. It’s hard to focus when everything seems transitory—but don’t worry, it won’t be for long.

By Bernard Fitzwalter; Illustration: Sajid Wajid Shaikh