Well it’s certainly been awhile, and by awhile I mean over five months. Bold blogger, I know! During those five months, well.. a lot has changed. If you follow me on my socials, in particular my instagram then you will be aware that I now live in Melbourne, Australia. I had always planned on doing a post telling you that I was making the move but to be honest, I was in complete and utter denial until the day I left. I don’t think I really knew if I was even going to go ahead with it, until I was actually on the plane.
I have always wanted to travel. It’s always been on my “list”. But sometimes life just gets in the way and next thing you know you’re asking yourself where the years have gone. I think that’s a feeling we’re all too familiar with.
If you’ve been following me for awhile then you will definitely know Vicky. She’s my best friend and partner in crime, so if I was ever going to do it with anyone, it was gonna be her. We made the decision to save a long time before we ever booked anything. Initially, we were so excited about this big adventure but as the time drew closer and closer, absolute panic set in.
We knew we were making the right decision in going, that we were going to have the time of our lives, that it was going to be the making of us – all of the things that our friends and family kept telling us, but it didn’t make leaving any easier. Neither of us would consider ourselves particularly emotional people but let me tell you, we cried enough in those final few days to last a lifetime. I don’t care what anyone says, upping and moving your life to the complete other side of the world, where you know no one, is one of the most daunting things you will ever do. Then throw in the fact that both of us are incredibly close to our families, friends, colleagues…it’s just not an easy thing to do. I know so many people who have made this journey before, and I think because so many Irish do it, I thought it wouldn’t be so bad. But that didn’t make it any easier.
The first couple of months have been a bit of a whirlwind. We travelled around Asia before coming here which was honestly the trip of a lifetime. We met so many friends that we will have for life, experienced new cultures, visited beautiful places and generally just had the time of our lives.
Then we landed in Australia and had the tasks of getting apartments, jobs, etc.. everything it takes to get “set up” when you arrive in a new place.
We are finally at that set up stage and feel like we can breathe again – a very welcome feeling. When people say things like “it’ll be the making of you”, I don’t think I ever understood how much you have to go through to get to that stage. Alas, we made it, for now anyways!!
I was so in between about getting back into blogging but recently I really missed it so I knew it was time to dust the cobwebs off and give it another lash. I will apologise for being such an absentee blogger though – it’s not on!! I have so much that I want to share with you and so many posts that I’m excited to get writing – all about our travels, where we went, what we did, all about getting started here especially the things that people never tell you!!
As always, I’ll be as honest as ever..probably verging on a little too honest but hey, I wouldn’t me myself if I wasn’t oversharing!
I promise it won’t be as long a wait for the next post as it was for this.
But for now,