Well, we are getting close to being on our way and we are feeling a little "Major Tom"-ish. We won't be blasting into space but travelling across the world. With merely a couple pairs of underwear and a kindle our trip feels pretty intimidating right now.
Our journey will potentially be two years, starting in New Zealand for the first and moving to Australia for the second. We have sold our house, car and most of our possessions to finance our adventure. The current plan will be to arrive in Auckland and find jobs and an apartment for a couple months while we sort out where we want to go and what we want to do. (For the most part our plans last about as long as a Roman Candle, so don't be surprised if this isn't what we end up doing).
To cut down on the fear-factor of this trip we have tried to organize our lives as much as possible. We have made copies of all of our important documents, gotten our immunizations up to date and updated resumes and references. There will be nothing holding us back but ourselves.
Wish us luck!