My life in about 240 lbs.
Let's start with the preparation:
As you can see, when you move this far overseas, you kinda have to liquidate everything. What you observe in the picture above is the entirety of the possessions and resources I will have once I land. That's right...all I have is a backpack, suitcase, and two thirty gallon tubs at no more than 50lbs each. The rest I'll have to leave behind. While one might find this stressful (and in a way it is), it's also very...cleansing. It was a great excuse to just "get rid of the junk". I found it a bit liberating.
One of the other major adjustments I'll have to "endure" (I'm actually looking forward a bit to this part) is my new office: While I can appreciate a nice ergonomic chair and blazing fast internet connection, I think the new office will be a nice change of pace and scenery. I'll also have the opportunity to work toward a pilot's license (at least for the small aircraft we have) - pretty exciting. Well, I'll cut it off here for now. Stay tuned for D-Day (departure day, silly) and more updates on living situation.