Good morning my travel companions,
I am so sorry for my delay in posting this fortnight, I have had such a hectic transition period as some of you may already know I have just moved to Australia from London. For this weeks post I wanted to document my decision to move and how the process has been for me so far.
Just over a year ago, I was on a night out in Shoreditch celebrating completing the London triathlon when across the bar my eyes met with a tall, dark, handsome stranger and I felt butterflies in my stomach. We chatted and danced all night and the rest they say is history. In the time we have been together we have been to music festivals, out for dinner in amazing restaurants, spent Christmas together with my family and I also got to meet his entire family whilst on a holiday to his home country of Australia.
When we discussed the possibility of me moving to Australia to start a new chapter in my life, of course at first I was petrified. It would mean giving up my job, my car, my life as I knew it and moving to the other side of the world away from my wonderful family and friends but after careful consideration I knew I had to do it.
I am sure we all have felt that pit of dread inside at one time or another when we feel as though things have got comfortable. I was at a point where although I loved my job and had been happily employed with my company for over six years, I knew my role inside out and was not feeling challenged anymore. Outside of work my weeks were filled with catching up with friends, doing my various sporting activities and spending time with my family whilst saving for a deposit. I soon realised that we all have our own lives though, and weeks or months can go by before you realised – oh sugar you haven’t responded to that email or whatsapp message.
Ultimately my decision was spurred on by the sheer excitement of the unknown so after a stressful last few months organising shipping, selling my belongings and seeing everyone I packed my suitcases and embarked on my new adventure.
I am now two weeks in and although I have had times where I am utterly confused about job recruitment agency processes or even just trying to figure out the new currency I can safely say I am so pleased I made this leap.
As individuals it is so important to always be striving to be the best version of ourselves we can be. Complacency is a virtue, to live your life with regrets is not a way to live full stop. Surely you would sleep soundly at night knowing that you took that step, gave it your all and then if it still wasn’t for you, you can go back to your old self with relative ease.
So whether you are unsure about taking up those self protection karate classes, quitting your job and starting your own business or even just asking for a well deserved promotion my advice would always be – just GO for it, what do you have to lose. We can always make more money or obtain more material things, but experiences truly are priceless.