The irony is not lost on me, that leaving our home for the last 6 years is "hitting home".
I had to say goodbye to the first of my close friends today. He is off on a wonderfully adventurous holiday to Vietnam and Myanmar. We will be gone by the time he gets back.
If our trip is successful I will be saying goodbye to friends on a regular basis. Saying goodbye I've done before but after staying put for 6 years I had conveniently forgotten how hard it is.
By the end of the month we'll have undertaken an epic longhaul flight with 8 massive suitcases, 2 child car seats, 2 strollers, 4 carry on bags, 2 children and 3 adults. We will have said goodbye to all of our close friends in the US.
BUT... we will be back in Europe and the adventure can really begin.