8 January 2010

Moving in a forward direction....

...or at least moving back to Sydney for me/us that is. Yes, the move is still on. The days are counting down with only fifteen more days before we fly out of here and on to the beginning of new adventures albeit on familiar territory. We have a huge to do list that we have to get through before the movers arrive on the 21st and begin to pack. I'm happy to say that we have made considerable progress on that list, in fact I'd say that we are almost 3/4 of the way through the list. Hopefully by the end of next week and the beginning of our last week here all we will have to do is wait for the movers to arrive and let them do the rest. In a sentimental turn we made reservations at the same hotel that we stayed in the first night we arrived here five years ago as we waited for the movers to arrive with our stuff from the mainland. Now five years later the same movers will be moving us up to the mainland. It all seems to have come full circle except that we have grown since then.We have changed a lot over the past few years and we learned a few things also.

We look forward to our move and what a better way to begin that move than with the start of a brand new year and an entire new decade ahead of us. We are excited about looking for a new house and more so the fact that we will be able to take our time while looking so as not feel as if we have to grab the first place we see. The same holds true with the work prospects. I plan on checking with a few of the local non-profit organisations to see if I can do some volunteer work while hubby will start looking for his first job outside the medical field since he got his Masters degree in Education. There are all sorts of endless possibilities and it is great feeling as we begin another greater chapter in not only our individual lives but also of our life together.

I will miss our little house. We both really love this house and as I may have mentioned that is one of the reasons we will be renting it out instead of selling it. We never say never and we don't know what the future holds and maybe the right time will come along when we will be able to move back here, although I don't see that happening for at least a good 15-20 years. I'm sure that if this house can make it for 115 years a few more won't hurt it. I'll miss the quiet that living in a smaller city provided and will admit that the noise of the big city is not something I look forward to but the way we will get around that will be to move to a place that is not right in the city like the apartment we lived in when before we moved here. We still rent that place out but I have no intention of moving back there as it would be defeatist and would feel as if we had made a huge step backwards when it is so very much the opposite. We have made huge strides in our lives over these past five years and a lot of things have happened over that time. We have had many good times but also a few sad times. There is no guarantee that all will be a bed of roses once we settle back in Sydney but then again I would worry if everything was too perfect. I think we'll just take it one day at a time just like we did when we first moved down here.

So that is what is happeneing around here. I'm not sure if I'll get in another post before we leave and get set up in Sydney but if not remember that if you want to also keep tabs on me until then I'm over at Facebook. I will resume regular posts here once we get settled and will be able to share our new adventures with you. I will try to do my 12 of 12 this month but other than that I'll just have to see. So until next time, I wish each and everyone of you the very best for the coming year. Stay safe, take care and enjoy (life that is)