In less than four years, I'll have moved four times, three of which were international moves.
June 2009 - USA to Germany (Lauf)
October 2010 - Lauf to Nuernberg
February 2012 - Germany to South Korea (Seoul)
Feburary 2013 - South Korea to USA
Luckily, I haven't accumulated too much stuff and I've never had to ship boxes or furniture. I could always bring everything I need with me on the plane within one or two suitcases.
Yesterday night, as David and I were doing a testrun packing, to see if we could fit everything in our bags, I was on autopilot sorting, saving and throwing things away. Moving is a great way to purge and keep clutter from accumulating. It's also a great deterrent from spending money on unnecessary things. I didn't buy much this year knowing another overseas move was on the horizon. I'm not saying I want to be a suitcase vagabond forever, but the last few years I've learned to live simply with my suitcase or two full of things.
I am looking forward to settling down for a bit though. I'll be happy to be in a place that I can start to invest in and to have a home that feels homey and not just temporary. I'll be living with my parents for a few months until DH & I can get jobs sorted, but after that, hopefully we can take a break with the boxes and masking tape.