It’s time for Weekly Wishes again and I really cannot fathom how quickly this week has passed! I once again want to thank you all for the continued support and love I receive on these posts – it honestly takes my breath away! Melyssa really has build up the best and most encouraging community I could think of and I honestly don’t remember how life was before.
My goal for last week was to stay on top of my planning and to write a to-do list every night for the following day – on paper. I’m moving to Norway soon and there were still so many things I needed to do and I feared I would lose sight of everything. So how did I do? Well… good news first, I did almost all the things I needed to do. But I didn’t write a to-do-list every night. I tried, but soon realized that I was never checking that list anyway, so after a while I just didn’t bother anymore.
And I don’t regret it either. Everybody has his own way of planning and organizing and physically writing down things just doesn’t cut it for me. In the end, the important thing is to get stuff done, tough, and not how you manage to do so. I like to note down things on my phone in the spur of the moment because it’s just the easiest and most convenient way for me and that’s okay.
Now what about this week? I don’t have a lot of time left in Germany. And as I’ve stated above, time just seems to fly right now! And while I’m excited to leave for Norway, there are still so many things I want to do in Germany. First and foremost, I still want to spend time with my family, friends and – of course – Samuel. I really want to concentrate on savoring my last weeks in Germany, instead of stressing out about the future.
What I need to do first is set up meetings with the friends I still want to see before leaving. Most of them don’t live in my town, so there’s some planning required. Samuel and me can be more spontaneous, but I still want to compile a list of things and activities for us to do before we part.
This goal – savoring my time in Germany – is a bit abstract, but so important for me at this time. I know I will be back in Germany before I know it, but I still want to say goodbye properly.
To all expats out there: What did you do in the weeks leading up to leaving your home country? How did you feel: Excited, nervous or a mixture of both?