A few months ago after much debate we decided we were going to leave Australia and move home (home being New Zealand). Its been a really hard decision to make, both countries have their good points, but at the end of the day I needed to get on with it and the time had come to make up my mind. So we set a date 31st August, it was still ages away, but slowly the weeks have fallen off the calendar and now the date is looming over me, and I’m starting to question.. Have I made the right choice? I think I have, we will have to wait and see..
I don’t know why I’m so nervous about moving, maybe because im a bit older and more responsible (boring!) but when I moved to the Gold Coast I didn’t think twice, I just came with my suitcase and no one else to worry bout.
I have absolutely loved the time spent here, its been an awesome 7 years. I love my friends I have made and that’s the hardest part of leaving, but deep down its never felt like home to me, New Zealand is my home, all my family are there and I miss that.
I get comments from people, “Oh no what are you doing!”, “But the weather!”, “The cost of living!”, blah, blah, blah.. It just puts doubt in my mind, as if it’s not stressful enough moving houses, this is moving countries! And to make things worse I hate flying.. Especially with a toddler!
I need this anxiety to leave me alone, I need to start getting excited! When I lived in NZ growing up I never really appreciated it, but when I think about it I was one of the luckiest kids in the world. Its one of the best places to grow up, its safe, the people and culture are beautiful, the scenery is stunning.. I’ve always been proud to call myself a Kiwi and that’s what I want my daughter to have.
Anyway wish us luck with this move, things may be a little quiet on the blog over the next couple of weeks but I will be back as soon as we are settled, and I hope to be able to share with you all our new adventures of our life back in, “The Land Of The Long White Cloud”, Aotearoa, New Zealand.