90 Day Checklist

We are launching in 90 days!!!

I have to admit, that I am starting to freak out a little bit. The whole idea of leaving everything behind and starting a life where all of my decisions are my own sounds super cool, but I’m starting to feel some of the less pleasant meanings as well.

I am leaving EVERYTHING behind. That is a lot of stuff to sell, throw away, back-up, and cancel. I am starting an entirely new life. Not only will I be physically in a new place, but my financial and social situations will change too. I need to figure out how I am going to make money, spend money, keep in contact with old friends, and make new friends. ALL of my decisions are my own. I need to plan and book all of our flights, hotels, visas, and adventures. This whole freedom thing sure sounds like a lot of work.

Thankfully, I am a dedicated list maker. Here is our to-do list for the next 30 days.

Nomad To-Do List (60-90 Days to Launch)

  • Start sorting belongings
    • Throw away or donate as needed
  • Book first month’s flights
  • Book first month’s hotels
  • Make electronics copies of everything
    • Important documents
    • Tax references for next year
    • Favorite recipes
    • Contact information
  • Start a Leave Behind folder
    • Hard copies of important documents
    • Photo copies of passports and visas
    • Extra copies of passport photos
    • Emergency Information
      • Insurance numbers
      • Bank accounts
      • Immediate family contact information
      • Vaccination records
      • Contact for most recent physician
    • First month’s itinerary including:
      • Contact information
      • Nearest consulate contact
      • Reservation numbers
  • Get TSA Pre-Check Clearance
  • Change bank accounts to one with no ATM or foreign transaction fees
  • Check in with landlord to get details on vacancy rules
  • Request copies of vaccination records
  • Complete all preventative visits from doctors and dentists. While there:
    • Ask about immunization suggestions
    • Ask about long-term plans for current medications
  • Start researching equipment needs

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