Scott Addison sums it up quite well with two words: trepidation and optimism.
As I'm preparing for London, selling my apartment, giving away or selling most of my stuff, my car. Packing up my beloved stereo; I'm addicted to music, and good music requires a great stereo. It's close to complete now, just about a month before I head over to London. I've always said that I only move from one city to a bigger one. That's true ones more, as I move from Oslo, Norway, to London. I sure also hope it's a greater one..?
None the less, it feels good. Finally moving on again. I've always "rebooted", started on something new, leaving things behind every 3-5 year the last 10-15 years. That's basically half my life, and it has always turned out to be a good decision.
I expect this to be the same, as I'm leaving for Cass, starting on something that has been a keen interest of mine for quite some time now. But the stakes are higher this time. I'm older, and I'm leaving a good paying job with an offer for an even better paying job. I'm actually not expecting to earn as much as I currently could just after finishing Cass, but I do expect to make that up again after a few years. Also, some times passion must prevail
Looking forward to one intense and interesting year, meeting new friends, extending my network. And let's not forget, it's only about a 2-3 hour flight between London and Oslo, so all my good old friends will not be forgotten!