The previous times we always got a return date and ticket, but this time we will leave with a one-way ticket. Even for us this is a new experience that evokes different emotions.
Or almost… You don't want to leave with the feeling that you still have some unfinished business. Take your resignation at the job, inform the necessary government agencies, cancel your car insurance, etc. Just some small thing, but best to get them done. Only thing left to do then is to pack up our things (luckily we don't have too much stuff) and store them in a safe place. During the final weeks at home we have time to meet up with friends and family to say goodbye. Then, and only then, we are ready to go.