Unfortunately, I’ve been really bad at writing this month. I’ve had hard time motivating myself because my thoughts have been on our move. Somehow I didn’t realize what a huge transition it is to wrap up our life and move from one country to another. I have traveled and lived abroad previously, but never for an unlimited amount of time.
The land of unknowns
I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to deal with all the unknowns. There are so many open-ended questions in my head and I’m trying to prepare as well as I can. I’m thinking (worrying) about how my career will progress, in which city we will live and how will we find friends. On top of this, our friends and family are asking if we have a place already, whether we got the visa, have we found jobs and are we set otherwise. Most of the time the answer our no, no, no, and no: we will figure things out once we get there. How scary is that? We have prepared financially so that we can set up our new home and get by the first few months. But even with all the preparation we have done, the are many factors beyond our control.
But I guess this is how it is with any big change, you can prepare only so much and then you will just have to trust that the rest will work out. Being somebody who enjoys security and knowing what happens next, trusting is not that easy for me. Luckily I’m not the only one that is moving. Mr DN has been great in this process, he is trying to remind me that we are moving together and we will face the unknowns as a team. And this is exactly true, I’m jumping into the unknown with my best friend. Is there anything better than that? I have made many big changes in my life earlier but now I get to do one of the biggest ones together with someone I completely trust.
Our plans are becoming more concrete
Although there are many things we don’t know, there is some progress we have made! We actually bought our tickets so finally we have a schedule for our move. We are moving before the end of the year and decided to do some epic travel on our way to Australia. We will do a three-week trip traveling through Spain, France, England and US. We have family all around the world so half of the trip will be spending some good quality time with loved ones. What a great way to start a new season in our lives by appreciating the people we already have in our lives!
I’m really looking forward to our move, but it does take time to process everything that comes with the change. Is there anything that has helped you with a major transition in your life?
Featured image by Yi Jiang