Less than a week....
In one week's time, we will have disembarked the ferry at Bilbao and will be starting our drive down through Spain to our new home!
How do we feel now that the start of our year of adventure is imminent?
Truth be told, as Andrew and I have been working right up to the last moment, we haven't really had time to think too hard about it. For so long, our departure date was in the distance and something that we became accustomed to. Suddenly, however, we have realised that we are in the final week and before too long our lives will change. We are all but packed; sadly, we have still not found a tenant for our London home, but hopefully this will not take too much longer! Tomorrow is our last day at work; leaving drinks and goodbyes arranged and then from Saturday we will be left to our devices to fill the last of the boxes and then wait for Wednesday morning to arrive.
No doubts at all that we are doing the right thing. The reasons for our decision to take a year out for some adventure prevail and remain undimmed. Despite the fact that a client recently suggested that I was taking early retirement(!), I actually feel as though I am starting on a new and exciting chapter that will result in new career opportunities for me. There is the slightest frisson of anxiety, as there always is at the prospect of change, but the thrill at the prospect of something new, challenging and different outweighs any other emotion.
We can't wait!