Jeremy and I sat down on Tuesday night to nut down what needs to be done before our move to my beautiful home country. It took us around two hours to compile the list, and let me tell you, there are a lot of things that need to be done. This is going to be an incredibly stressful year. A lot of it in relation to his residency application is out of our control, but that’s almost appreciated at this point, because we’ll be so busy doing all the other stuff.
Currently we’ve got 41 things on our ‘to do’ list. Most of them are quite time consuming too, so they’re no easy tasks! We’re using Trello to plan all the things we need to do. It’s quite useful for ‘to do’ lists. If you haven’t used it before, you should totally check it out.
So what kind of things do we need to do? Well, we own a house, so that adds on quite a lot of stuff, such as figuring out what kind of tenants we want, finding a landlord, deciding on whether we rent the house out furnished or unfurnished. And if we rent it out unfurnished, we have a lot of furniture to get rid of!
What’s stressing me out is that a lot of the things we have to do can’t be done until closer to our move. So although we know what we need to do and we know that there is a lot to do, we can’t do it yet.
I’m already imagining what it’ll be like living over there and the things that excite me the most are:
– My family (of course!)
– Celebrating Christmas during winter
– Being able to watch ‘Melodifestivalen’ in real time
– The food!
– The fact that it doesn’t really get dark in summer
There are so many other things. Can’t believe our move is less than 9 months away! I don’t think I’ll believe it until the day comes.
If you’re in the same boat as me, I’ve found some pretty great pages about moving overseas that I thought I’d share. They have some really useful tips and might remind you of things that you haven’t really thought about.
I know I’ll be doing a lot of research to try to make the process as easy as possible for us. I’ll share anything I find along the way!