Friday, 26 January 2018

Dreaming Of A New Life

Image borrowed from Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs

Have you ever had the desire to run away and never come back?  I often dream of moving elsewhere, it’s been something that has flashed through my mind many times since I was a teenager.  Back then, I thought Canada would be the place for me… now I flick between Australia and New Zealand.

When Kas and I got together, he told me that he had very similar dreams and it sorta seemed like it was meant to be.  He was pretty much set on Canada as well (he could get a job there easy) and we both thought that was it for us.  We both had no desire to go elsewhere but for some reason, Australia and New Zealand caught our eye and now we have our sights set on there.

Why leave Scotland, when we both love it here?  I’m not sure to be honest.  I love my country and I love the support network I have here.  We were both born and raised here and have no problems here but we both feel like we need new experiences elsewhere.  Nowhere else in Britain really catches our eyes and we don’t speak any other languages, so that narrows it down to other English speaking  countries.  I don’t know if I’d like to go away forever, or if it would just be nice to try something new for a few years.  I think the quality of life looks better / different in Oz and NZ and I want to try it and see if it’s for me.  The lifestyle seems very outdoorsy and the big, beautiful houses are so different from here.  I think life abroad would suit me well but of course, I won’t know until I try it.

We were saving to go away in 2016 / 2017 and would have been in Australia right now if our plans had mapped out the way we wanted them to.  Fate, however, had a different plan for us and due to horrendous family circumstances our hands were tied and we were forced into staying in Scotland.  We are still trying to work out our future plans, nothing is set in stone yet but if the time was right and Australia or New Zealand would have us we would definitely take a shot at it. 

Have you ever made a life changing move?  How did it go?

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