Initially I was super excited to go. We had an apartment, the kids were signed up for an international preschool, I was paring down
The thought of packing a house full of stuff is overwhelming. What we don't pack the movers will pack, so that helps a lot. They can't do everything, though. Right now my focus is on the items that are coming with us, separating them out from the items going into storage. Our favorite clothes, the kids' favorite (small) toys, my most-used tools and materials from my studio, books we think we'll read (there are few books available in English over there)... Don't tell our kids but I just took a big load of (old, unloved) toys to the thrift store. I had to wait to do it while they were at preschool so they wouldn't notice. Don't get me started about how many snow days we've had lately. It has consistently been warmer in Gothenburg lately. They do get snow, but wind and rain are more common weather threats.