I can’t believe that it’s nearly here. I know everyone says that when they’re in a position like mine – about to move overseas for an extended (forever?) period of time – but it is a strange feeling. I started my count-down of days until I finish at my current job, two weeks before I depart for London, when it was about 180 days. Back then, I was desparate for that number to decrease, checking it almost every other hour just to see that number go down even a little bit. Now that it’s almost here I am so ridiculously excited that I can barely contain it, but there’s also an element of fear. I am seriously stepping outside of my comfort zone – leaving my friends and family, quitting my first real job that I’ve had for the last 5 years, moving to the other side of the planet with only a few contacts in-country, no job, and no where to live. And I love it haha
Whilst there is that fear factor, that time is running out to get everything done and I sometimes feel like I’m on a slippery slope toward a precipice with something I don’t know over the edge – I am so excited to be starting another adventure. For those that know me, I spent 18 months living, studying and working in Iceland. Simply, it was the best time of my life. I felt so alive, so free, so independent, so engaged with life. Since returning home that feeling has slowly diminished. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve had some utterly fabulous experiences since getting back to Australia 6 years ago but the general aspects of life have become rather monotonous. I’ve been doing the same thing for too long. My life lacks passion and enthusiasm. I feel like I’m a passenger in my own life.
And that is what London is all about. Putting aside my feelings on the job I’m leaving and the feeling that I was born in the wrong country, this decision feels so right. It’s time. I’m ready. I think I’m quite ready for another adventure (props to those who get that reference).I’ll leave you with the photo that I’ve had as my laptop background since I started my countdown and that has helped keep me going to get to this point