Next Saturday, I will be flying over the big pond to my new home for many months, and although I’ll miss family and friends, I’m so excited to experience this adventure. As I prepare for our new life overseas, my living room looks like my dressers threw up, and there are piles of things I plan on taking along. We keep tossing into our suitcases clothes, shampoos, deodorants, flavored coffee, books and much more. I’m guessing sooner or later it will start spitting them out at me. The preparation is overwhelming sometimes—calls to reduce bills, forward mail and write instructions for those taking care of my place.
This also forced me to do something I should have done long ago—my Last Will and Testament. I thought if I died my mom would automatically get my monies, but my broker said it would go into probate—a costly process. So I decided to go online and create one, have it notarized and signed by witnesses. The process is interesting, because things you never thought about now become important, such as who would get your home, car, jewelry, and possessions you have from past generations and so on. I always stayed away from the idea of making a Will because I thought it would bring bad karma. Realistically, everyone should have one made to help family know what to do with your items while they are suffering over loss. Well, let’s hope my family will be suffering over my loss. Since I’m going to be traveling around Europe, I think it is important for me to have this prepared for the ‘just in case’ theory.
Do you have a Last will and Testament, and do you plan on revisiting it with changes?