So it’s official! Or rather, it’s more official than it already was. I mean, I was already planning to move from Australia to Sweden as many of you know (I explained it back in this post), but tonight I finally bought my plane ticket.
I bought a one way freaking plane ticket to the other side of the world! Ahhhh!
So Australia will be rid of me on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at around about lunchtime. And on Friday morning Swedish time, I will land in my new home country.
I am incredibly excited. The prospect of moving anywhere is always exciting (over my life so far I have already lived in 10 different houses across about 7 different areas in 2 different countries (remembering I am British born) – I am a bit nomadic I suppose), but moving to another country all on my own is both exhilarating and terrifying. Most importantly, I will be reunited with my partner of nearly 2 years – it’s our 2 year anniversary the day I land there (so her present is me, ta-daah) – but this time we won’t have to separate again. This time I’m staying with her. And that thought makes me ridiculously happy.
I am of course very sad to be leaving my life in Australia. I have a lot of beautiful and amazing friends here, not to mention my parents and my sisters. And the country itself, despite all my moaning about the heat and various other things, is a beautiful place to have lived. But I will return to visit, when possible, the place and the people who have had the biggest influence on who I am today.
It’s funny doing something like this. I actually gasped out loud when I clicked the button which processed my payment for the plane ticket and finalised the whole moment. I feel almost reckless in some ways, yet it feels like the most grown up thing I have ever done – much more so than moving out of home, paying off my car, starting a career in teaching,
watching cartoons still because I can and you can’t stop me. I guess it feels grown up because it is such a massive change to my life, and one that I have chosen to make. One that not that long ago I would have never imagined making, due to fear if nothing else. But here I am, counting down the remaining 95 days.
So this is where I’m at right now. My head is spinning, but I am so immensely happy and excited. I hope you’re ready for me, Sweden!