Starting to plan my move to Portugal
Typically, I am a ‘doer’ as opposed to a ‘thinker’. I tend to just get on and do something without thinking too much about it. I’ll start decorating without without getting all the materials ready. I’ll start cooking without checking I’ve got all the ingredients.
Now, for the majority of time, I can overcome this lack of planning. I’d either pop to a shop to buy the ingredients, or just change the recipe a little. I’d accommodate and make do.
In my younger years, on a Friday evening after work, I wouldn’t hesitate at putting the surfboard on the roof rack, driving 100’s of miles, sleeping in the car (at the time a 1978 Mini) only to return on a Monday morning and going straight to work.
A little more planning
Making a life decision to move to a new country and create a new life, probably needs a little more planning.
Well. Does it? I hear of many people who ‘just do it’. Literally make the decision and leave the UK in a matter of weeks. I’m tempted. especially with the Brexit deadline of 31 December 2020 fast approaching, but on this occasion, it’s just not possible.
So, planned action is order of the day.
Colleagues at work know I just do things without thinking. I get frustrated in everything taking so long because of so much planning. Getting the balance between plan and action is going to be a challenge.
My planning begins. I have started to do lots of research. Reading, buying books, searching websites, watching YouTube videos, and making lists. Lots of to-do-lists and mind-mapping my ideas and dreams.
As I’ve been putting my to-do-list together, it has increase my excitement and impatience. I just want to action my plans. I just want get on with it.
This planning is a big step forward and gives me lots of actions to get on with. First to-do-list action ticked off – put my house on the market.
This is very real.