If you haven’t caught up on the news on my social media accounts, Matt and I are moving from our home country of New Zealand, to the big city of London, England!
It was a big decision to make but at the same time, very easy too. We’ve really been enjoying and incredibly lucky to get to travel around the last few years but when you live down here in New Zealand, it’s expensive and you’ve got to go for at least a few weeks to make it worth your while.
So… at the start of the year with our amazing month in the USA coming up in April, I started looking ahead to what we would do when we got back. I knew I wanted to keep travelling but we couldn’t continue doing it the way we have- saving for nearly a whole year and spending it all on one trip. Don’t get me wrong, our travels have been amazing but doing it that way didn’t let us progress with anything else.
I knew we were nearing a point of having to make a choice. We either needed to stop travelling and start saving towards buying a house (which are notoriously expensive in Auckland) or do something completely different.
I wasn’t ready to give up the travelling, there’s still so much to see, especially in Europe! I figured that house prices are expensive now, they’ll be just as expensive in a few years and we have the rest of our lives to pay off a mortgage- what does it matter if we delay it by a few more years.
So… we talked about London. Inspired by my Mum who moved over to Dublin by herself two years ago and is loving it, I thought ‘if she can do it, we certainly can!’. The idea of getting to be in the hub of London with Europe at our fingertips was pretty exciting.
We applied for the 2 year visa which we are eligible for and when they came back in the post and were approved, I burst into tears of relief. I really wanted this to happen but I’m a bit of a worrier so knowing it was all confirmed was wonderful!
It’s crazy to think that next week, on August 14th, we will fly with a one-way ticket to London. We have somewhere to live all sorted but no jobs yet, which to a control freak like me makes me a little nervous! But I’m sure it will all come together and I can’t wait for this new chapter of our lives. I’ve decided to try to find work outside of hairdressing as as much as I love it, I want to take this opportunity to try something new.
And yes, we know that it isn’t the best timing with Brexit as many people have warned us, but everything was already in motion before that decision happened. We will be able to make the best of it.
If the blog is a little quieter than normal for the next month, it’s because I’m busy setting up but rest assured, it won’t last long. I’ve got lots of plans for new things and can’t wait to get settled in!
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