There has been a lot going on here of late; we’ve packed up, we’ve moved over 600kms, we’ve been to a wedding, we’ve started to unpack, we’re trying to settle in and we’ve been hit with sickness. And thats all in the past week.
It’s taken me around the block and today I have woken up with a heavy head and a very sore throat. I’ve been struck down. It doesn’t help that the week before the move I was out, making the most of the time with friends and getting to as many events as I could simply squeeze in. I was in denial about the whole moving thing and it still feels weird. I’m not sure when I’ll feel settled but I’m just going to enjoy the limbo mode for the time being. No rush. Everything will settle in time.
It’s a funny feeling moving back to your home town where you grew up, a place where everyone knows you and you know everyones faces. Theres no escaping to run to the supermarket as your bound to run into at least 3 or 4 people that want to know how many kids you have now and whats been going on in your life for the past 10 years.
As a mum, it felt good in the area where we were living, I had made so many amazing fellow mum friends, we had grown together through the journey of early mother hood, here I’m feeling a little lost as to where we will fit in and who we will be spending our time with. With P starting school next year, I can see the dynamic totally changing again but its nice to have your close friends that you can share the everyday Mum mayhem with.
Today, we are feeling the overwhelm… The overwhelming fact that Andrew is leaving his job at the end of the year, the overwhelm of finding our new feet in a place we know quite well, the overwhelm of unpacking the house and sorting everything into it’s new spot, the overwhelm of leaving our friends up there and the overwhelm of Andrew having to leave us on the weekend and head back up to work to finish the year. We have really taken the plunge and it IS an overwhelming time for us with the fear of the unknown smacking us in the face but we’re staying united as we take our time to see what happens next.
Let the new adventure begin!